Den Fenella Track

45 mins

926 m Return

130 m

Hard track
Starting at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, this walk explores the drier bushland before following Den Fenella Creek into the small canyon. The walk heads downstream along the track with some steep stairs. The walk visits beautiful cascading waterfalls before coming to a great lookout over the Jamison Valley. The cooler temperatures at the lower end of this walk are very welcome on hot days. Enjoy the waterfall one more time before returning to the picnic area.

Maps for the Den Fenella Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Den Fenella Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Den Fenella Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 926 m
Time 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


380m of this walk has short steep hills and another 75m is very steep. The remaining (10m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

380m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 75m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (10m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 460m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 450m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 10m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 390m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 75m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


380m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 75m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (10m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Den Fenella Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Den Fenella Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Den Fenella Track walk starts and ends at the Jamison Lookout (gps: -33.725511, 150.36903)
Your main transport option to Jamison Lookout is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)