There are many beautiful swimming holes along Erskine Creek – one of the best ones is where the Jack Evans Track meets the creek. (Others include the Pisgah Rock Swimming Hole and Bland Pool, which are both upstream, and Horseshoe Bend which is further downstream.) The pool has been described as one of “the ten most spectacular swimming hole locations” around Sydney by Wild Swimming.
There’s a wide sandy bank, plenty of shade and deep, clear water. Lots of flat areas near the water are perfect for camping.
Along this section of the creek is a series of deep pools.
Getting to the Jack Evans Track swimming hole
A steep walk down to this swimming hole means it won’t get too crowded… but it’s a relatively easy walk compared to other Blue Mountains pools. The well-formed Jack Evans walking track descends from the end of the Nepean Lookout Firetrail, which is off the Oaks Firetrail. There’s some great views from the track, which should take under an hour down and back (contrary to the sign suggesting four hours.)
It’s about a 30min (13km) drive from Glenbrook, on a mostly unsealed road – suitable for all cars unless the road has been damaged by floods. Note that there is a gate on the firetrail which is open:
- First Sunday in October to first Sunday in April 8.30am to 7pm
- Rest of year 8.30am to 6pm
- Cyclists and walkers have 24hr access
The access road also crosses a causeway which may be inaccessible if the river level is high… but this is not a bushwalk you should be doing after heavy rain or if there’s flooding.
- National Parks (NPWS) – Jack Evans walking track
- Bushwalking NSW – Erskine Creek