Last updated: November 16, 2021
The Den Fenella Track is a 1 km bushwalking trail from the picnic area in Wentworth Falls to a small but scenic lookout point.
Even though it’s only short, the walk is a real treat, with lush rainforest, creek crossings, cascade waterfalls and panoramic views to take in.
It’s a great walk to do in addition to one or more of the many other walking tracks and lookout points in this beautiful area of the Blue Mountains.
|Den Fenella Walking Track|
|Distance:||1 km (return)|
How to Get There
The Den Fenella Track is a one-way walk that can be started from the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, or otherwise as a side trip from the Overcliff Undercliff Track.
To get to the picnic area, turn into Falls Road from the Great Western Highway. At the end of that road, turn into Sir H Burrell Drive where you will find a reasonably sized car park (see map location).
Do note though that this car park fills up quickly on the weekends, so it’s best to get there a bit early to secure a parking spot.
Den Fenella Track Notes
The Den Fenella Walking Track may be short, but it is also quite steep, at least the last 200 meters when the trail descends into a small canyon.
Overall though, this is a relatively easy walk to do, but good hiking shoes are definitely recommended for safety reasons.
Here is a map of the walk from the car park to the lookout:
1. Start of the Track
Once you’ve parked your car, look for the start of the walking track at the picnic tables.
Before you do that though, it may be worthwhile having a look at Jamison Lookout and Wentworth Falls Lookout, two fantastic vantage points located close to the car park.
From the starting point of the Den Fenella Track, the trail heads into the forest through a patch of usually dry bushland.
After approximately 300 metres of hiking, the trail arrives at a small footbridge, at the junction with the Overcliff Undercliff Track.
2. Den Fenella Creek
This is where you will need to cross that bridge, and then make a left turn to start the 200 metres long walk down to the Den Fenella Lookout.
This is the most exciting section of the walking track, as it follows the Den Fenella Creek descending into a small canyon.
The creek creates several small cascade waterfalls, with sets of stairs and stepping stones guiding hikers through this patch of rainforest-like scenery.
3. Den Fenella Lookout
After crossing a few small bridges, the track arrives at the fenced Den Fenella Lookout.
It’s a very small lookout point on a cliff edge, next to where the creek drops into the valley.
The views across Jamison Valley on a clear day are sensational, with several Blue Mountains landmarks clearly visible.
If you have a good look around, you might be able to identify Kings Tableland, Mount Solitary, the Narrow Neck Plateau and Sublime Point.
Once you’ve finished soaking in the views, simply retrace your steps back to the car park, or do some of the other walks nearby.