Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown


5 hrs 30 mins

10.4 km One way

774 m

Experienced only
If you can organise the car shuttle or taxi, this is a great day walk. The track descends from the walls of Pierces Pass into another world along the Grose River, with its tall Blue Gum Forest. The optional side trip to Acacia Flats provides a great place to stop for lunch, and a toilet stop, before climbing up to the brilliant views from Perrys Lookdown.* This walk passes through very remote areas 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.

Maps for the Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown 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 Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown

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 10.4 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 5/6



Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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

8km of this walk is very steep and another 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (800m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

4.9km of this walk follows a rough unclear track and another 3.5km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (2km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 4.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (450m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown walk starts at the Pierces Pass car park (gps: -33.570115, 150.33863)
Your main transport option to Pierces Pass car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Pierces Pass, Blue Gum Forest, Acacia Flats to Perrys Lookdown ends at the Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area (gps: -33.599394, 150.34602)
Your main transport option to Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area 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/ppbgfaftpl


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 :)