Last updated: February 6, 2023
Faulconbridge Point is a fantastic lookout in the Lower Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains, offering 360-degree views of the Grose River and the surrounding mountains and valleys.
A moderately challenging, 6.5 km long track via a fire trail leads to this lookout, the perfect spot for a quiet picnic in beautiful natural surroundings.
The Faulconbridge Point Trail is a popular mountain biking route, navigating through a thriving bushland landscape with some hills to negotiate.
|Faulconbridge Point Trail|
|Distance:||13 km (return)|
|Time:||3 hours (depending on stops)|
|Grade:||Moderate (easy track but long distance)|
How to Get There
The trail to Faulconbridge Point starts from the end of Grose Road in the suburb of Faulconbridge in the Lower Blue Mountains.
From the Great Western Highway, turn right into Grose Rd at Faulconbridge, and drive all the way to the end, where you will find a small car park (see map location).
Grose Rd is a sealed road, with the exception of the last few hundred metres, past the intersection with Jennings Road.
The walking trail starts from the locked gate just north of the car park.
The Faulconbridge Point Trail is 6.5 km in length one-way on a well-maintained fire trail that is a good mix of level sections and small hills.
Overall, the track can be completed by anyone with a reasonable fitness level, but good shoewear and a full water bottle are recommended.
Here is a map of the walking trail from the car park to the lookout:
Once you’ve parked your car, make your way to the gate further up the road, climb over it, and start hiking.
The walking/cycling track is essentially one long fire trail from start to finish. While the trail may be a bit uninspiring, there are lots of curves and small hills that add some variety.
After about 6.5 km of hiking or cycling, the fire trail arrives at a large rocky area where the lookout is located.
Faulconbridge Point Lookout
Follow the short uphill path onto the lookout, and you’ll be greeted with a warning and information sign about the lookout.
The Faulconbridge Point Lookout is unfenced, so it’s important to stay well away from the cliff edge and keep an eye on children.
The large rocky area at the lookout lends itself perfectly to a relaxing and quiet picnic while enjoying some of the best views in the Blue Mountains.
The lookout faces the Grose River, which flows through a seemingly endless landscape of mountains, hills, gorges and valleys.
The Grose River is a perennial river that flows from Mount Victoria to the Hawkesbury River in Agnus Banks. It was named in honour of Lieutenant Governor Francis Grose.
There is, in fact, a walking track that leads down to the river. The start of that track can be found a few hundred metres before the lookout, heading east. We haven’t done that track though, so we can’t vouch for it.
Once you’ve finished admiring the views at the lookout, it’s time to head back to the car park via the same fire trail. If you’re up for a challenge, try to beat the time it took you to get to the lookout!