- Grand Canyon Loop Walking Track, Blue Mountains National Park NSW, Australia
The Grand Canyon loop track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains is characterized by sandstone walls, constant waterfalls, and abundant native flora. This loop track, steeped in history and nestled in a World Heritage-listed landscape, offers an intimate and adventurous experience that has attracted walkers since 1907.
Commencing from the Grand Canyon carpark, this well-shaded trail winds its way through lush native vegetation, including ferns and golden wattles, staying close to Greaves Creek. These features make it an excellent choice for a summer walk, providing a refreshing and picturesque environment.
Despite the presence of numerous semi-ledges, adding an element of challenge to the hike, the Grand Canyon loop track stands out as a rare location where specialised hiking or abseiling equipment is not required to explore a canyon. Comfortable walking shoes are sufficient to embark on this exploration. For those still brimming with energy, consider tackling the nearby Cliff Top walking track.