Grand Canyon Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 hrs 30 mins

5.4 km Circuit

425 m

Hard track
This classic walk was first established in 1907, taking walkers along the path of a canyon. In places, the track follows a path cut halfway up the cliff, keeping you out of the most dangerous section of the canyon. The creek does flood after heavy rain, so check with the National Parks office before heading into this walk. The cool temperatures in the canyon make this walk particularly special on warmer days.

Maps for the Grand Canyon Track 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Grand Canyon Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grand Canyon Track

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 5.4 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


3.2km of this walk is very steep and another 1km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 720m has short steep hills and the remaining 400m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

2.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 1.5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 830m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 690m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


3.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 1.5km is clearly signposted. The remaining (640m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 3.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 4.5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 850m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


2.8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (1.1km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Grand Canyon Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Grand Canyon Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Grand Canyon Track walk starts and ends at the Int. Grand Canyon Loop car park and Neates Glen Trk (gps: -33.649429, 150.31965)
Your main transport option to Int. Grand Canyon Loop car park and Neates Glen Trk is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(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 🙂