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Erskine Lookout
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.8 km SSW of Glenbrook
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 30 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 30 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk enjoys sculptured sandstone rocks, grass trees, wildflowers and great views of Erskine Gorge. The walk starts from the car park at the end of Nepean Lookout fire trail and heads past some information signs before coming to this unfenced informal lookout on the Jack Evans track. Great views. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Erskine Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Erskine Lookout
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End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Erskine Lookout

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90303N 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail +
 
Blue Mountains NP info sign at car park
 
Blue Mountains NP info sign at car park +
 
Jack Evans track head
 
Jack Evans track head +

 
Looking towards car park at the top of Jack Evans Track
 
Looking towards car park at the top of Jack Evans Track +
 
Information sign about Jack Evans Track
 
Information sign about Jack Evans Track +
 
Jack Evans Track
 
Jack Evans Track +

 
Near top of Jack Evans track
 
Near top of Jack Evans track +
 
Burnt out NP sign
 
Burnt out NP sign +
 
Steps on track
 
Steps on track +

 
Track passing between boulders
 
Track passing between boulders +
 
Erskine Lookout on Jack Evans track
 
Erskine Lookout on Jack Evans track +
 
View up Erskine Creek gorge
 
View up Erskine Creek gorge +

 
Erksine Lookout
 
Erksine Lookout +
 
View from Erskine Lookout
 
View from Erskine Lookout +
 
Looking down on Erskine Creek
 
Looking down on Erskine Creek +

 
Looking up Erskine Creek
 
Looking up Erskine Creek +
 
Looking down Erskine Creek
 
Looking down Erskine Creek +
 
View from Erskine Lookout
 
View from Erskine Lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Erskine Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Erskine Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Erskine Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Erskine Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 650m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 320m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 320m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 320m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 320m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 320m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 320m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail to Erskine Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 324 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -29 m
From the car park, at the end of the publicly accessible section of the Nepean Lookout Fire Trail, this walk heads through the gap in the wire fence next to the large 'Blue Mountains National Park' information sign. The walk soon passes a silver information sign about 'Jack Evans Track', where the sandy track starts to head down hill, with the occasional wooden step. Passing a burnt 'take care when walking near cliffs' sign the track passes several informal tracks off to the right. The main track continues down the hill until a larger sandy area gives way to a rock platform and view on the right, this is Erskine Lookout, an unfenced informal lookout.

Erskine Lookout Alt = 184 m
This informal and unfenced lookout on Jack Evans Track is in the lower Blue Mountains south west from the end of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail. The lookout is perched high above Erskine Creek and provides wonderful view upstream, and good views downstream. The view down in to the gorge gives a unique perspective of the lower section of Erskine Creek.

Drive from End of Nepean Lookout Fire Trail
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 8.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 11.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 11.8 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 14.3 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 14.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Erskine Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Erskine Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 13 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 km (to the ENE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the ENE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 50 km (to the SSE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 21st of September 2014 01:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Katoomba/Leura Walking Track - CLOSED 25-26th September for Helicopter operation - Prince Henry Cliff walk
There will be a temporary closure of the Prince Henry Cliff walk - from below Cliff Drive to Round walking track junction next week on 25-26th September whilst Helicopter operations take place (Weather dependant).
 


 



 
The Waratah Native Gardens
The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public until Spring 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – a full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin).

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Comments
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Brad and jak - fun day IP:124.184.16.xxx | 2008-07-19 20:08:54
G[size=large]reat we realy enjoyed the walk and were gonna maka bike riding thing and we thought we would like to go through it. :lol:
Tamara R IP:110.33.224.xxx | 2013-08-30 01:30:05
I liked the varied terrain in this walk (lots of steps, some rocks and sand), the view is nice but the rocks are the more impressive bit, there is one that has erroded so it makes a heart shape. Also the wildflowers are beautiful at this time of year.
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