Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock

3 hrs

2.8 km Return

261 m

Very experienced only
This walk takes a steep climb down from Pisgah Rock to the Junction of Erskine and Lincoln Creeks. There are optional side trips to a rock platform further downstream, or to the campsite just up from the junction (you can make a weekend of the walk). This remote Creek junction is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy.* 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 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 bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Erskine Creek via Pisgah 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 2.8 km
Time 3 hrs

Grade 6/6

Very experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Very high level of bushwalking experience recommended (6/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


Around 780m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 610m is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track

760m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 610m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (20m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 780m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 610m Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

760m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 610m requires at least one leader with a very high level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (20m) requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 780m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 610m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 780m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 610m has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock 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



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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 :)