Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout
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Clare P
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
I did the Rodriguez Pass walk from Govett's Leap end and walked to Evans Lookout, and then back to Govett's along the cliff top. Before descending to the Pass I discussed the walk with the staff at the information office near Govett's Leap. I was told the walk would take about 8 hours, that it was steep but that it was beautiful and well worth doing. The girl said that it'd be fine if I was fit. Well, I am fit; I am also 63 and on my own. I would have appreciated it if the girl had taken these points into account and given more considered advice about the walk, because it soon became clear that this is not a good walk to do on your own if you're not used to bush walking. There were only two people walking the track in the opposite direction to me, so after they had gone by there was no one else to ask for advice about timings or to check the route. As previous reviews have said, the track is not clear and there are very few signs. I had to backtrack a few times after realising that what I'd thought was the track, wasn't the track at all.

The girl had also said that you couldn't miss Junction Rock because it's a big, solid rock on the track. This is absolutely true if you walk from Evans to Govett's Leap because it is on the track and. you actually walk past it; you can't avoid it. However, coming from the other direction, you are on the other side of the creek and there is no sign of any kind telling you to look over to your right; if you don't look over the water at that particular point (and why would you?) you miss Junction Rock altogether.

Having said all that, it was indeed a wonderful walk. I missed Junction Rock and headed off to Blue Gum forest then had to turn back, but, even so, I completed the walk in just under six hours. But there were times that I felt lost and I certainly ended up scratched from walking in the bush. I'd taken food and water, but not being able to top up my bottles at Evans before walking back to Govett's Leap was a problem.

So my review is more of a warning. I wouldn't recommend this walk to anyone on their own unless they are experienced bushwalkers.
Written February 20, 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Breath taking views just a short walk from the carpark, definitely a must for any visitor to the area, you will not be disappointed.
Written April 16, 2021
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1victor
North Narrabeen, Australia594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The view in every direction was amazing! The canyon below was immense with the Grose river winding through.
This is a location you need to visit!
Written November 30, 2020
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Sarracenia
Norman, OK1,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
After you park you can go to Evan's lookout which is fine, but not as impressive as Govett's Leap. Then you can continue on to the grand canyon trail. This hike took us 4 hours with 30 minutes for breaks and photos. The trail goes down fairly fast as soon as you start the trail and there are many steps. Going back up to the top is not a walk in the park either, but it is very scenic. Not many benches to take breaks as needed. Once you get to the bottom you can appreciate how cool and dark it is down there. The vegetation is very different with many types of ferns and mosses. Tall trees that are not Eucalypts are also evident. There are guardrails to help you get up to the top. My husband and I are reasonably fit, yet we found this trail to be not a walk in the park. A good fitness level is required to make the most of this hike and enjoy the beautiful changing scenery. If you are lucky you may see the large orange crayfish in the creek water. They are fairly large.

No educational plaques along this trail so you can’t learn much about the type of vegetation you see as you move through this trail or the fauna in the area. A worthwhile trail if you think you are tolerably fit.
Written November 17, 2016
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Richadvisor
Loosdrecht, The Netherlands65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is the "other side" of the Blue Mountains. All other tourist attractions are on the south ridge, but the Evans lookout and the Grand Canyon Hike Track are on the North side. Not as large in scale as the Grand Canyon in the US but in my opinion just as breathtaking. The hike track is challenging in terms of steps going down into the valley as well as the steps coming back up but the it is so worth it. The decent and accent is 350 meters which is a good challenge. Behind every bend there is something different to see and the vegetation changes with every new turn the track makes. Absolutely a must see together with the National Pass.
Written September 9, 2015
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John I
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
great views and easy to get to. a lot of work has been done on the path down to the lookout making it an easy walk
Written January 3, 2023
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Amy B
London, UK2,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This vista gives fantastic views over the Blue Mountains. You don’t need to spend long there, but you certainly need a camera!
Written July 27, 2019
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PremPandurangam
Chennai, India432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Evans Lookout has great views of the Blue Mountains. It’s also a starting point for the Grand Canyon Loop walking trail.
Written December 25, 2018
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Kbecjeans⛺
Salt Lake City, UT20,598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
In the morning the sun shines on the cliff face and lights it up. This was a nice introduction to this side of the Blue Mountains. Such a beautiful and awe inspiring spot. Very few visitors and nice and quiet in the early morning.
Written December 17, 2018
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Jaslyn S
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
I prefer Govett's Leap personally, however this lookout has a better view of sandstone cliffs if that is what you are interested in seeing. Doesn't get much sun in the afternoon though so can be pretty cold!
Written October 28, 2018
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