Martins Lookout Circuit, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW

This circuit walk near Springwood in the Lower Blue Mountains passes by a number creeks, pools and waterfalls, and an added side trip to Martins Lookout provides views back down into the valley.

Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains

This walk in the Lower Blue Mountains is more attractive than my photos suggest; basically it’s more atmospheric than photogenic. It passes through various forest types and takes in numerous pools and waterfalls. The steep side trip (and mini circuit) to Martins Lookout is worth it, and a good spot for lunch.

Track Notes

The walk starts at Picnic Point Reserve in Springwood, and we used track notes in the guide book A Day in the Bush. Note that the side trip to Martins Falls is only noted on the map, not in the track notes, but this extra bit is straightforward. This link to the Bushwalking NSW website describes the whole walk.

The Scenery

Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
Quite lush forest for much of the walk.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
Martins Falls. My father commented “A ‘B’ for effort, for the fair weather falls”.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
Martins Lookout
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
A grass tree with its spear.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
Plenty of rocky overhangs.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
The pools were calm and reflective.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
There were plenty of straight tall trees.
Three Creeks - Martins Lookout Circuit, Blue Mountains
Nice flowers in someone’s garden at the end.

 

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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