Summary: A large and spectacular swimming hole along Erskine Creek in Glenbrook. Multiple natural pools offer sandy beaches, rocky ledges and small cascades. A steep descent via Pisgah Rock is needed to reach the pool.

There’s no official name for this spectacular natural pool along Erskine Creek, which is below Pisgah Rock and just below the junction of Erskine Creek and Lincoln Creek. Take your pick from a sandy beach…

…or a rock ledge…

…or one of many small cascades.

The water is crystal clear and clean, with the entire catchment area of the creek within the Blue Mountains National Park. There’s even an informal camping area just above the creek.

Getting to the Pisgah Rock Swimming Hole

Is there a catch? Unlike the Jack Evans Track swimming hole further upstream, getting to this natural pool requires a fairly steep descent down the informal Tierney Track. It’s a route rather than a trail, with some scrambling involved to reach the creek.

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.

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