Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop


3 hrs

3.8 km Circuit

512 m

Hard track
This walk starts from the popular Echo Point, in Katoomba, and winds down to the base of the Three Sisters via the Giant Stairs. From the bottom of the stairs the track follows Dardanelles pass to the Leura Forest, a great place for lunch. The track then heads back to the Giant Stairs along the Federal Pass and climbs back up to Echo Point. This walk will visits popular and hidden treasures of the area.

Maps for the Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop 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.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop

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 3 hrs
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

2.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 680m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 490m is very steep and the remaining 200m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.4km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (870m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

This whole walk, 3.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 410m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.8km 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 Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Echo Point to Leura Forest via Three Sisters and Giant Stairs loop walk starts and ends at the Echo Point Archway Intersection (gps: -33.731963, 150.3127)
Your transport options to Echo Point Archway Intersection are by;
Bus. (get details)
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

 


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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 :)