Pisgah Rock
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 45 min

1.5 km
return

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Moderate track
Starting at the signposted car park, this walk mostly follows an old management trail through the She-oak forest. The walk then brings you to a rock platform on a high cliff top, with fantastic views right up the middle of Erskine Creek gorge. There are also views up Lincoln Creek and further down Erskine Creek. The view extends 'forever' across the top of the park, reaching as far as the eye can see. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Pisgah Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pisgah Rock trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking along Pisgah Rock track to the car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pisgah Rock track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tree on Pisgah Rock track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wattle out in bloom. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near Pisgah Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking towards Pisgah rock from the end of the old management trial. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glimpse of Pisgah Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Take care sign atop Pisgah Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up Erskine Creek from Pisgah Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up Erskine Creek from Pisgah Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-33.8284151,150.5716891)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Park Street
  • Turn on to Euroka Road then drive for 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto The Oaks Trail and drive for another 6.9 km
  • Keep left onto Nepean Lookout Firetrail and drive for another 2 km
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the Pisgah Rock car park (2.2km further along Nepean Lookout Fire Trail from the Oaks Picnic Area), this walk follows the 'Pisgah Rock 700mt' sign along the old management trail. The track meanders through the Eucalypt and Casuarina forest as it climbs a gentle hill and then heads down the other side. The track soon comes to an intersection with a small bush track off to the left, from the intersection there are glimpses of the valley views.....
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Start.
Continue another 740 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 740 m to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is "Pisgah Rock".
Pisgah Rock
Pisgah Rock

Pisgah Rock, is a short walk from Nepean Lookout Fire Trail in the lower Blue Mountains, and provides excellent views up Erskine Creek Gorge. The informal lookout is not fenced, and the surface is uneven with large crevasse like cracks. The view is simply amazing, with great views right up the middle of Erskine Creek Gorge. There are also great views to the left, down Erskine Creek Gorge and across the flats of the southern parts for greater Sydney. The rock presumably derives its name from the height point on Mount Nebo, where the Bible reports Moses seeing the promised land for the first time. In Hebrew pisgah refers to a high place. This Pisgah Rock is very much a high place, with great views.
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Pisgah Rock, is a short walk from Nepean Lookout Fire Trail in the lower Blue Mountains, and provides excellent views up Erskine Creek Gorge. The informal lookout is not fenced, and the surface is uneven with large crevasse like cracks. The view is simply amazing, with great views right up the middle of Erskine Creek Gorge. There are also great views to the left, down Erskine Creek Gorge and across the flats of the southern parts for greater Sydney. The rock presumably derives its name from the height point on Mount Nebo, where the Bible reports Moses seeing the promised land for the first time. In Hebrew pisgah refers to a high place. This Pisgah Rock is very much a high place, with great views.

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Pisgah Rock


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.5 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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