Den Fenella Walking Track in Wentworth Falls

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)
Duration: 1 hour
Grade: Easy
Dogs: Not allowed
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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:

Map and route of the Den Fenella Track

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.

Picnic tables at the Wentworth Falls car park
Picnic tables at the Wentworth Falls car park

From the starting point of the Den Fenella Track, the trail heads into the forest through a patch of usually dry bushland.

Footbridge over Den Fenella Creek
Footbridge over Den Fenella Creek

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.

Den Fenella Track along the creek
Den Fenella Track along the creek

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.

Den Fenella Lookout
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.

Views from the Den Fenella Lookout
Views from the Den Fenella Lookout

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.

The Den Fenella Track is one of many walks in this beautiful part of the Blue Mountains. Check out our Wentworth Falls guide for a complete list of all the best hikes and lookouts in this area.
 

Den Fenella Track in Wentworth Falls

 
 

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