Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

1.3 km Circuit

106 m

Moderate track
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.

Maps for the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit 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 to Princes Rock Circuit bushwalking track

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

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 1.3 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


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.


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.


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


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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit 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 🙂