The Three Sisters Footpath

45 mins

1.1 km Return

100 m

Hard track
Going from Echo Point (the most popular lookout in the Blue Mountains) to the Three Sisters (one of Australia’s most famous landmarks), this walk is extremely popular with both tourists and locals, and rightly so. Be prepared for great views of Mt Solitary, the Jamison Valley and especially great views of the Three Sisters. You can even cross a bridge to stand in a cave on one of the Sisters.

Maps for the The Three Sisters Footpath 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.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the The Three Sisters Footpath bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Three Sisters Footpath

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 1.1 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


340m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 140m is flat with no steps. The remaining (40m) is very steep.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 530m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 530m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 530m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 530m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 530m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Three Sisters Footpath walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Three Sisters Footpath walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Three Sisters Footpath walk starts and ends at the Echo Point Information Center (gps: -33.732069, 150.31242)
Your transport options to Echo Point Information Center are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(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 :)