Pulpit Rock Track

2 hrs 30 mins

3.8 km One way

506 m

Hard track
This walk takes you from Govetts Leap lookout, around the cliff tops, to Pulpit Rock lookout. The walk passes many lookouts, each giving their own unique perspective of the Grose Valley’s dramatic cliff line and waterfalls. The walk down to the lower platform of Pulpit Rock is via a set of steep stairs, the view varies at each of the three levels.

Maps for the Pulpit Rock Track 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
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 Pulpit Rock Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pulpit Rock Track

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 3.8 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

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


3.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 180m is very steep. The remaining (35m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

3.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 70m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (35m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


3.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 360m is clearly signposted. The remaining (70m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 3.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 70m requires some bushwalking experience.


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


3.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 300m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (70m) 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 Pulpit Rock Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Pulpit Rock Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Pulpit Rock Track walk starts at the Govetts Leap Lookout (gps: -33.627976, 150.31134)
Your transport options to Govetts Leap Lookout are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Pulpit Rock Track ends at the Pulpit Rock car park (gps: -33.61801, 150.32846)
Your main transport option to Pulpit Rock 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



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

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 :)