Den Fenella Walking Track in Wentworth Falls

Last updated: May 13, 2024

The Den Fenella Track is a short and easy bushwalking trail from the picnic area in Wentworth Falls to a small but scenic viewing 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 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 short walking trail that can be started from the car park at 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).

Be mindful that this car park fills up quickly on the weekends, so it’s best to get there early in the day to secure a parking spot.

Below is a map of the walk from the car park to the lookout.

Map of the Den Fenella Track

Den Fenella Track Notes

The Den Fenella Walking Track may be short, but it is also quite steep, especially the last 200 meters when the trail descends into a small canyon.

Overall, this is a relatively easy walk to do, but good hiking shoes are recommended, especially in wet conditions.

1. Start of the Track

Once you’ve parked your car, look for the start of the walking track at the picnic tables behind the car park.

Footbridge over Den Fenella Creek
Footbridge over Den Fenella Creek

After approximately 300 metres of hiking, the trail arrives at a small footbridge, which forms the junction with the Overcliff Undercliff Track.

2. Den Fenella Creek

This is where you will need to cross the footbridge, and then make a left turn to start the 200-metre 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 trail, as it follows the Den Fenella Creek into a small canyon environment.

The creek creates several small cascade waterfalls, with stairs and stepping stones navigating through this beautiful scenery.

3. Den Fenella Lookout

After crossing a few small footbridges, 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 visible in the distance.

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

If you have a good look around, you may be able to see Kings Tableland, Mount Solitary, the Narrow Neck Plateau, and Sublime Point.

Once you’ve finished soaking in the views, retrace your steps back to the car park, where you can do some of the other walks nearby!

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

The quiet Den Fenella Track in Wentworth Falls

 

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