Blackheath is the larger centre in the Blue Mountains well known for its guesthouses, gardens and bushwalks. There are quite a few nice bushwalking tracks with different level of difficulties and variety of distance.
Some of the best tracks are:
Fairfax Heritage Track (2 km one way)
Starts from National Park visitor centre suitable for wheelchair users and people with poor vision. It offers excellent views, glimpses of birdlife, view of waterfalls, rainforest environs and facilities.
Pope’s Glen Walk (2.6 km one way – easy track)
Start from duck pond in Memorial Park and finish at George Phillip’s Lookout near Govetts Leap Lookout.
Pulpit Rock Walk with 3 options
Pulpit Rock car park to Top Lookout (630 m return – moderate track)
Start from car park follows a distinct track to the top lookout, it’s the easiest of the three.
Pulpit Rock Car Park to Middle Lookout (748 m return – moderate track)
From the upper lookout, follow the sign to ‘Pulpit Rock Lookout’, down the stairs The walk passes a side path (which leads to a cave) and continues down to the bench seat in the middle of the platform. The lookouts provide great views across the Grose Valley.
Pulpit Rock Car Park to Lower Lookout (816 m return – hard track)
From the middle lookout this walk follows a boardwalked section of track then descends a flight of metal stairs to lower lookout.