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Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km SW of Wentworth Falls
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 106 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 106 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This picturesque walk goes down to the cliffs at Den Fenella Lookout, this changing from dry bushland to temperate rain forest along the way. With a short but quite slippery path down to the lookout and then up to Princes Rock, walkers will see how beautiful the Jamison Valley really is. It is worthwhile taking a break on the rockshelf at Princes Rock to enjoy the view of the cascading Wentworth Falls before heading back up to the car park. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Jamison Lookout
Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Int of Overcliff and Den Fenella Lookout Track
Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Int of Undercliff and Princes Rock Track
Int of Princes Rock and Princes Rock Lookout Tracks
Int of Princes Rock Lookout and Wentworth Falls Track
Int of Princes Rock and Princes Rock Lookout Tracks
Int of Princes Rock and Wentworth Falls Lookout Track
Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Jamison Lookout

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Sir H. Burrell Dr Carpark
 
Sir H. Burrell Dr Carpark +
 
One of the corrugated iron shelters near the carpark
 
One of the corrugated iron shelters near the carpark +
 
This track is well signposted
 
This track is well signposted +

 
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk
 
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk +
 
The bridge crossing Denfenella Crk
 
The bridge crossing Denfenella Crk +
 
Den Fenella Lookout
 
Den Fenella Lookout +

 
The Jamison Valley
 
The Jamison Valley +
 
Wentworth Falls from Princes Rock
 
Wentworth Falls from Princes Rock +
 
The trail near Princes Rock
 
The trail near Princes Rock +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.3km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
1.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 140m is flat with no steps. The remaining (80m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
600m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 440m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (240m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 840m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 440m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 900m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 380m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 920m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 360m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Jamison Lookout
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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(0 km) Jamison Lookout to Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 379 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -64 m
From Jamison Lookout, this walk follows the footpath, keeping the road and picnic area to the right. The path passes a sign pointing back 'To walking tracks' and comes to a small picnic area. The walk heads through this small picnic area to follows the 'Den Fenella Lookout' sign down the hill. The track soon starts to zigzag and passes a lookout, with distant views filtered through the surrounding trees (avoid the track to the left near the lookout). As the track continues down, it passes through temperate rainforest and then bends left to travel parallel with Den Fenella Creek. The track soon leads to an intersection just before a bridge, with a sign pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area'.

(0.38 km) Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks to Den Fenella Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - duckboard,bushtrack
Length = 84 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -57 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk crosses over Den Fenella Creek using the bridge and comes to an intersection at the 'Den Fenella' sign.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Den Fenella' sign along the lower track, keeping the creek to the left. The track soon begins to go down very steeply (can be slippery) between the handrails and rock wall. The track then crosses the creek at the stepping stones below the cascades (the creek may be impassable after rain). On the other side of the creek, the walk heads down the steps to come to a bridge below the bigger Den Fenella Fall.
From the Den Fenella Fall, this walk crosses the metal bridge and continues along the cliff edge along the fence-lined track. After heading down some steps, the track ends at a fenced point with great views across the valley.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Den Fenella Lookout Alt = 720 m
The Den Fenella Lookout is a small fenced lookout on a cliff ledge, near where Den Fenella Creek falls into the Jamison Valley. The lookout is at the end of the track and has a tall cliff above and below. There is a small tree on the ledge adding to the sense of depth. From here, there are great views to Mount Solitary (middle), Kings Tableland (left), Narrow Neck Plateau (far right) and Sublime Point (right). This is a great spot, well worth a visit.

(0.38 km) Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks to Int of Undercliff and Princes Rock Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 444 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 46 m Descent = -32 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Undercliff Walk' sign, initially following the creek on the right, downstream. The track heads up a small set of steps and then tends left (revealing valley views on the right). Soon after passing a rock wall (on the left), the track goes through a muddy section and continues, passing some more large boulders. Soon the track passes another great rock wall (on the left) with fantastic valley views and an old wire fence. The walk then crosses a small metal bridge and comes to an overhang with a constructed stone wall.
From this overhang, the walk continues around the valley to soon come to a fenced (unnamed) lookout with great views. From the lookout, this walk heads back into the bush, across a small metal bridge and then soon comes to a three-way intersection with 'Princes Rock' track on the left (and a sign pointing back to the 'Valley of the Waters').

(0.82 km) Int of Undercliff and Princes Rock Track to Int of Princes Rock and Princes Rock Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 98 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Princes Rock' sign up the steps, away from the Undercliff Walk. This track climbs up, passing by a great fenced view over to Mt Solitary and the valley to the right. Soon, the walk comes to an intersection, with a sign pointing back to the 'Undercliff Track 100m'.

(0.92 km) Int of Princes Rock and Princes Rock Lookout Tracks to Princes Rock
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 15 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill following the 'Princes Rock Lookout 200m' sign along the wide track. Very soon, the walk comes to an intersection with another track (on the left - which was closed at time of writing).
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down the gentle hill towards the cliffs and the fenced (unsignposted) Princes Rock Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Princes Rock Alt = 810 m
Princes Rock is a great fenced lookout, to the west of Wentworth Falls. There are extensive views into the Jamison Valley below. The lookout has an excellent view of Wentworth Falls, cascading over the cliffs opposite.

(0.92 km) Int of Princes Rock and Princes Rock Lookout Tracks to Int of Princes Rock and Wentworth Falls Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 142 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 38 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps away from 'Princes Rock Lookout'. The track soon heads across a large rock platform with steps carved in it and then, following the track back into the bush, the walk passes an old drinking trough (not suitable for drinking). After heading up more log steps, the track comes to a three-way intersection, with a small sign pointing back to 'Princes Rock Lookout'.

(1.06 km) Int of Princes Rock and Wentworth Falls Lookout Track to Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 79 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps, following the 'Car Park' arrow. The track soon passes a sign pointing back to 'Princes Rock Lookout' and comes to the footpath on the side of Sir H. Burrell Drive.

(1.14 km) Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track to Jamison Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 137 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the top of the steps, this walk follows the footpath against the flow of traffic, keeping Jamison Valley to the left. Soon the footpath leads past the information sign to the fenced and signposted Jamison Lookout (and great views).

Jamison Lookout Alt = 858 m
The recently renovated Jamison Lookout is on Sir H Burrell Drive, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout has a wonderful view to the south, down the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary and beyond. This is a great wheelchair-accessible viewpoint with a large information sign and bench seats. The lookout is fenced, and is located just below the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.

Drive from Jamison Lookout
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Getting there

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 5.4 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 5.5 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 23.8 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 28.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 28.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 24 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 30 km (to the NE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 32 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
34 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 34 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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