Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans


4 hrs 30 mins

7.1 km Circuit

421 m

Very experienced only
This walk visits some great lookouts and explores the lower section of Erskine Creek. Most of the walk along Erskine Creek is off track and the bush is quite thick in places. A great walk for people wanting to explore a remote area of the lower Blue Mountains National Park. You could make this an overnight walk and stay at Lower Lincoln Creek campsite.* 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 Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans 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.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans

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 7.1 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 6/6



Very experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Off track (no visible track at times) (6/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Very high level of bushwalking experience recommended (6/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

3.1km of this walk is very steep and another 2.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 790m has short steep hills and the remaining 610m is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track

2.4km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.3km follows a known route where there is no visible track. Whilst another 1.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and a 760m section follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining 260m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

3.3km of this walk Has no directional signs and another 1.8km is clearly signposted. Whilst another 1.1km has directional signs at most intersection and the remaining 850m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience. Whilst another 1.1km requires some bushwalking experience and a 610m section requires at least one leader with a very high level of bushwalking experience. The remaining 570m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

3.8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 2.3km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (1.1km) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

3.1km of this walk has no facilities provided and another 1.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). Whilst another 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and the remaining 420m 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 Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock and Jack Evans walk starts and ends at the Pisgah Rock track head (gps: -33.828459, 150.5717)
Your main transport option to Pisgah Rock track head is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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/ecvpraje


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 :)