Cliff Top Walking Track Between Govetts Leap Lookout and Evans Lookout
The popular Cliff Top Walk near Blackheath is a beautiful 3km track that runs on top of the cliff edge of the Grose Valley between the Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout points.
Get ready to be spoiled with some of the most spectacular scenic views you can find in the Blue Mountains region.
Time: 1.5 hours (3 hours return)
Grade: moderate (some steep sections)
Dogs: not allowed
Cliff Top Walking Track
The Cliff Top Walk runs between Govetts Leap Lookout and Evans Lookout. Both locations have great parking facilities so it doesn’t really matter where you start this walk.
Follow the Great Western Highway to Blackheath. In Blackheath, turn into Govetts Leap Rd which will bring you to the Govetts Leap Lookout.
Otherwise, turn into Evans Lookout Rd which takes you to three parking areas. The third one is right at the Evans Lookout.
Alternatively, you can catch the train to Blackheath on the Blue Mountains train line. From the Blackheath train station you can either walk or catch a bus to the Govetts Leap Lookout.
Govetts Leap Lookout
Govetts Leap was named after William Govett, the first European settler to have visited this area. He first discovered this beautiful spot almost two centuries ago, in June 1831.
The lookout is one of the most impressive lookout points in the Blue Mountains region. The scenic views of the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and waterfalls are very impressive.
The valley is home to several rivers and creeks, such as the Grose River and Govetts Creek which you can spot from high above.
From the Govetts Leap lookout, follow the walking track that takes you to the top of the waterfall and the Barrow Lookout. The track crosses Govetts Leap Brook, which descends almost 200 metres into Grose Valley.
At the intersection at the Barrow Lookout, stay on the main track that takes you to the Evans Lookout, along the edge of the sandstone cliffs. The Braeside walking trail brings you into Blackheath following the Govetts Leap Brook.
Named after George Evans, a local solicitor who was supposedly the first to discover this point in 1882, the Evans Lookout offers breathtaking views of the Grose Valley.
The views are best at sunset and sunrise on a clear day when the huge sandstone cliff walls have a beautiful orange glow.
Feeling energetic? One of the most popular walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, the 6km Grand Canyon Walk, starts and finishes at the Evans Lookout. Highly recommended!
You can start this beautiful walking track at either the Govetts Leap lookout or at the Evans Lookout. Both locations have excellent parking options.