Pulpit Rock Car Park to Middle Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 1 h

790 m
return

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Moderate track
This track meanders down from the car park to take in the stunning views of the Grose Valley. The track passes a picnic shelter on its way to the upper and middle lookouts of Pulpit Rock (there is a lower lookout, with many more steps). The lookouts provide great views across the valley. 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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Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs from Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to top lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Pulpit Rock lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Marker on Pulpit Rock's top lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lower lookout of Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to middle lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Side lookout to cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Seat on lower lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.6180083,150.3283835)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Hat Hill Road then drive for 4.7 km
  • Turn right onto Pulpit Rock Road and drive for another 940 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk follows the sign to 'Pulpit Rock Lookout', down the stairs from the car park. The track continues down to a shelter and toilet, and then steeply heads down another flight of stairs, before flattening out and then descending more stairs to the signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk goes down the stairs, following the sign to 'Pulpit Rock'. The track heads down the hill to a flat area with awesome views over the Grose Valley.
Veer left: From the upper lookout, this walk heads down the long set of stairs towards Pulpit Rock (a bench seat is visible from here). The walk passes a side path (which leads to a cave) and continues down to the bench seat in the middle of the platform.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m veer left.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
Then pass the shelter (7 m on your right).
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 85 m come to the "Pulpit Rock Upper Lookout" (15 m on your right).
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 15 m come to "Pulpit Rock Lookout".
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Pulpit Rock Lookout

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the Grose Valley and back towards Blackheath, with Bridal Veil Falls and the Govetts Leap cliff edge in view. The lookout has many levels with the uppermost lookout having the easiest access.
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Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the Grose Valley and back towards Blackheath, with Bridal Veil Falls and the Govetts Leap cliff edge in view. The lookout has many levels with the uppermost lookout having the easiest access.

A seat.
A viewpoint.
About 50 m past the end is "Pulpit Rock Lower Lookout".
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Pulpit Rock Car Park to Middle Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 790 m
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 70 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 70 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 450 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
70 m[shelter]
Toilet
70 m[toilet]
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