Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock


3 hrs 30 mins

7.6 km Return

266 m

Hard track
This walk to Baltzer Lookout rewards you with excellent scenery and a view over the stunning Hanging Rock (aka the Finger). The track is mainly management trail, and would be great on a mountain bike (to the end of the management trail). The large cliff edges are unfenced and quite exposed, so do take care. Although short and relatively unchanging in scenery, the walk to Baltzer Lookout is well worth it.
Diversion in place: Walk longer then stated

Maps for the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 7.6 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 3.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 240m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 3.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 240m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 240m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 3.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 240m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 240m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk starts and ends at the Baltzer Lookout car park (gps: -33.609919, 150.29746)
Your main transport option to Baltzer Lookout car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)




Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/blhr


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)