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Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.8 km SSW of Glenbrook
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 241 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 241 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Route: Hard

This walk explores the Jack Evans Track, from the end of Nepean Lookout fire trail to Erskine Creek. The walk boasts fantastic rock formations, great views, grass trees and mosses, and gets up close to Erskine Creek. Erskine Creek is a great place to rest, and wet the toes, before the climb back up to the car park. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek
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End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
Erskine Lookout
Int of Jack Evans Track and shortcut track
Int of Jack Evans and the lower Erskine tracks
Sydney Water point
Int of Jack Evans and the lower Erskine tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Erskine Lookout

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
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Photo Gallery

 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail +
 
Jack Evans track head
 
Jack Evans track head +
 
Jack Evans track head
 
Jack Evans track head +

 
Information sign about Jack Evans Track
 
Information sign about Jack Evans Track +
 
Jack Evans Track information sign
 
Jack Evans Track information sign +
 
Top of Jack Evans  Track
 
Top of Jack Evans Track +

 
Burnt out NP sign
 
Burnt out NP sign +
 
Steps on track
 
Steps on track +
 
Erskine Lookout
 
Erskine Lookout +

 
Erskine Lookout
 
Erskine Lookout +
 
Looking down on Erskine Creek
 
Looking down on Erskine Creek +
 
Jack Evans track passing stone wall
 
Jack Evans track passing stone wall +

 
View of Erskine Creek
 
View of Erskine Creek +
 
Jack Evans track near to of climb
 
Jack Evans track near to of climb +
 
Along the Jack Evans track
 
Along the Jack Evans track +

 
Steps
 
Steps +
 
Track in cleft of rock
 
Track in cleft of rock +
 
Jack Evans track rounding steep gully
 
Jack Evans track rounding steep gully +

 
Maiden Hair fern
 
Maiden Hair fern +
 
Orange fungus growing on old log
 
Orange fungus growing on old log +
 
Jack Evans track
 
Jack Evans track +

 
Through the grass trees
 
Through the grass trees +
 
Gum tree near Erskine creek
 
Gum tree near Erskine creek +
 
Glimpse of Erskine Creek
 
Glimpse of Erskine Creek +

 
Erskine Creek from Natural dam
 
Erskine Creek from Natural dam +
 
Where Jack Evans track crosses Erskine Creek
 
Where Jack Evans track crosses Erskine Creek +
 
Erskine Creek
 
Erskine Creek +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.6km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 850m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 430m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
850m of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 320m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (100m) Has no directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 970m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 310m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 100m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 970m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 310m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail to Erskine Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 324 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -29 m
From the car park, at the end of the publicly accessible section of the Nepean Lookout Fire Trail, this walk heads through the gap in the wire fence next to the large 'Blue Mountains National Park' information sign. The walk soon passes a silver information sign about 'Jack Evans Track', where the sandy track starts to head down hill, with the occasional wooden step. Passing a burnt 'take care when walking near cliffs' sign the track passes several informal tracks off to the right. The main track continues down the hill until a larger sandy area gives way to a rock platform and view on the right, this is Erskine Lookout, an unfenced informal lookout.

Erskine Lookout Alt = 184 m
This informal and unfenced lookout on Jack Evans Track is in the lower Blue Mountains south west from the end of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail. The lookout is perched high above Erskine Creek and provides wonderful view upstream, and good views downstream. The view down in to the gorge gives a unique perspective of the lower section of Erskine Creek.

(0.32 km) Erskine Lookout to Int of Jack Evans and the lower Erskine tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 851 m Time = 31 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -172 m
Continue straight: From Erskine Lookout, this walk heads down the gentle hill, keeping the view to the right. Soon the track passes a long sandstone wall on the right of the track, then comes to another vantage point at the top of a steps set of steps. From here the track becomes steeper following the timber and dirt steps, the track uses several switchbacks and passes through clefts in the rock to wind down through the sandstone outcrop, passing some interesting overhangs on the way. The track continues down the steps, until becoming a narrower track, with a steep drop to the left. The track then bend around the side of the hill and after passing several boulders the track then comes to an intersection with the faint shortcut track on the left, just before the saddle.
Continue straight: From the intersection this walk follows the wider bush track down the hill to the saddle. On the other side of the saddle this walk heads down a series of timber steps. At the bottom of the steps the track winds through the grass trees. Before seeing the creek the track passes a large gum to come to an intersection with a faint bush track on the right (and a wider track to the left).

(1.18 km) Int of Jack Evans and the lower Erskine tracks to Eastern side of natural dam wall
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack,undefined
Length = 182 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -17 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the wider bush track down hill keeping the sound of Erskine Creek to the right, soon the creek is in view. The track soon fades to a become a less distinct bush track leading up the bank away from the creek. The track climbs to a large boulder providing great views of the pool in Erskine Creek. The track then leads down to the natural charcoal deposits and continues along the creek edge to the water depth indicators. (A remote monitoring box is visible up the hill).
Veer left: From the water depth indicators this walk follows the creek down stream keeping Erskine Creek on the right. The faint bush track soon leads to the visible series of large boulders forming a natural dam wall.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Natural dam pool Alt = 55 m
A series of very large boulders have formed a natural dam on Erskine Creek, about 170m north of Big Crater Creek. The dam forms a large lovely pool upstream. The pool is used by Sydney Water for measurements, and a water depth indicator is bolted to the rock. The pools is not safe to dive or jump into, there are many submerged objects.

(1.18 km) Int of Jack Evans and the lower Erskine tracks to Int of Jack Evans Track and Erskine Creek
Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 101 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
Veer right: From the intersection this walk follows the narrower bush track down the hill, into the thick vegetation towards the creek. The track passes through a tunnel of vegetation to then turn right as the creek comes into view. From here the track continues upstream till coming to a small sandy beach on Erskine Creek .

Drive from End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 8.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 11.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 11.8 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 14.3 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 14.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Jack Evans track to Erskine Creek
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 13 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 km (to the ENE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the ENE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 50 km (to the SSE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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