Walls Lookout Hike Blue Mountains
It’ll only take 15 minutes, you won’t need your sneakers on.
Just FYI, if you want to do this walk, it will be about 50 minutes return (and that’s if you’re swift with checking out the views). You will also need sneakers, not sandals. Aside from the inherent snakes and spiders risk in the mountains, it was mighty uncomfy doing this walk without my sneakers!
North Nomad was just a little over eager with his advice that day. 😉
And who could blame him? Walls Lookout was a relatively easy hike we’d heard of and managed to miss despite SO many planned occasions to do this walk. And we had terrible excuses, given the Bells Line of Road is a regular (if not daily) route we take when visiting Australia.
This is one of the easier walks in the blue mountains area, and you only have to walk about 10 minutes along the track before you’re rewarded with stunning Blue Mountains scenery. The end of the trail is apparent after you reach the highest point around the 10 minute mark. The rest of the trail is a longer, but easy descent towards the lookout.
At the pinnacle of the lookout, you feel like you’re part of the vast bushland of Australia. The Blue Mountains eucalypts look bluer than ever from this vantage point, and I swear I can smell their oils in the air. When you’ve lived in cities for years, there’s nothing like a lungful of Blue Mountains are to show you how clean it is out this way.
The incline on the way back is easy… if you’re being sensible and wearing sneakers, of course! It was a little difficult for me in sandals, but we made it back easily to the car. If you want to visit around lunchtime, we saw some bushwalkers enjoying sandwiches and beers in the park. On a summer’s day, it’s the perfect place for a picnic.
Location: Bells Line Of Road just past Mount Banks Mount Tomah NSW 2758 (Look for Pierce’s Pass Picnic Area signage)
Getting there: Turn off Bells Line of Road at the Pierces Pass Road 11km west of Mount Tomah. Travel along gravel road for 1 km to picnic area and park in top carpark.