Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

630 m Return

50 m

Moderate track
This walk follows a distinct track to the top lookout, the easiest of the three lookouts at Pulpit Rocks to visit. The track passes a picnic shelter on the way down from the car park. The lookout has stunning views across the Grose valley, and down onto Pulpit Rock.

Maps for the Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout 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.
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout

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 630 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


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.


Around 270m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 50m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 320m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


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


Around 270m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 50m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout walk starts and ends at the Pulpit Rock car park (gps: -33.61801, 150.32846)
Your main transport option to Pulpit Rock car park 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/prcpttl

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 🙂