Walking the Wentworth Falls Track for views of Wentworth Falls is one of the best things to do in the Blue Mountains. This short walk takes you to several viewpoints of the waterfall. For those who want to go farther, you can turn this walk into a very rewarding loop.
In this guide, we lay out a walking loop that includes several unique views of Wentworth Falls. This is a great little hike and one of our favorite experiences in the Blue Mountains.
About Our Experience
On the day we did this, the winds were insane, with wind gusts sometimes hitting 80 kph. Our photos of Wentworth Falls look quite interesting, since the winds were strong enough to blow the water up into the air, cutting off the stream of the waterfall.
With multiple vantage points of the Wentworth Falls, and the very scenic walk on the Undercliffs Trail, this hike blew away all of our expectations.
Here’s how to do it.
Wentworth Falls Loop Hiking Stats
Distance: 5 km (3.1 miles) loop
Total Ascent: 200 meters (650 feet)
Time: 1 to 2 hours
Please practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace: plan ahead, stay on the trail, pack out what you bring to the hiking trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, minimize campfire impacts, be considerate of other hikers, and do not approach or feed wildlife.
How to Get to Wentworth Falls
To walk the Wentworth Falls Track and the loop we are about to describe, park at National Pass. Here are the GPS coordinates: 33°43’30.9″S 150°22’07.5″E
There are toilets at this parking lot and when we did this (May 2023) there was no parking fee.
Wentworth Falls Loop Hike
Step-By-Step Trail Guide
From the parking lot, it is a very short walk to the Jamison Lookout, where you get a decent view of the Blue Mountains. It’s not the most exciting view, especially if you have been to Scenic World or other viewpoints of the Blue Mountains. But not to worry, you will have some great views in just a few more minutes.
Next to this lookout is a trail map of the area, describing the various walking trails in and around Wentworth Falls.
Wentworth Falls Lookout
From Jamison Lookout, walk along Sir H Burrell Drive until you get to Wentworth Falls Lookout. This is where you get your first view of the waterfall, and it just may be a view of mist blowing into the sky, and from this point it is still very far away.
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Next to Wentworth Falls Lookout, the trail heads into the woods and becomes a dirt trail. Follow signs for the Wentworth Falls Track (30 minutes return to Fletchers Lookout). The trail heads downhill into the forest and at times you will walk several long series of steps.
At the next trail junction, you will see the sign below. Turn left to follow the sign for the Weeping Rock Circuit. On Google Maps, this trail is called the Queens Cascade Arch Cave Track and on AllTrails it is labeled as the Grand Cliff Top Walk.
This trail continues down into the woods and you will be walking towards Wentworth Falls. You will reach another trail junction with the option to turn left or right. Turn right, following signs for National Pass, to take you Queen’s Cascade (on Google Maps, this is labeled as the Undercliff Walk and on AllTrails it is labeled as the Wentworth Falls Track).
This trail crosses Jamison Creek on a path of wide steppingstones. It’s one of the prettiest parts of the hike.
When we did this, the wind created a lot of mist and was blowing the water from the waterfall into the sky, so much so that we all were soaked in just a minute or two. However, this also created a gorgeous rainbow.
Cross Jamison Creek and on the other side, you have the option to walk the Rocket Point Circuit for unique views of Wentworth Falls.
Rocket Point Circuit
The Rock Point Circuit takes you to two different viewpoints of Wentworth Falls and the Blue Mountains.
These trails start next to Jamison River, just past the Queen’s Cascade. Both are marked with a small trail sign.
When we did this, we could only hike the upper trail since the lower one was flooded.
The upper trail is the one to the left. This narrow track heads uphill through the forest, through a cave, and to a viewpoint of Wentworth Falls.
The view of Wentworth Falls from upper Rocket Point Lookout
The lower trail (the one that was flooded during our visit) runs along the edge of the cliff (it has a guardrail). It looks like a spectacular walk and well worth your time.
Each trail will take 15 to 20 minutes. We did not see a way that they connect but if you do this and know how to turn it into a loop let us know in the comment section below.
From the Rocket Point Circuit, cross Jamison Creek and retrace your steps to the trail junction with Fletcher’s Lookout. At this point, follow signs for the Undercliff Track. You are now backtracking on the same trail until you reach the spur trail to Fletcher’s Lookout. It is roughly a 100 meter 3-minute walk to get to the spur trail for Fletcher’s Lookout.
The short spur trail takes you to two very good viewpoints of Wentworth Falls. It’s a downhill walk to the lookouts.
Here is the view from Fletcher’s Lookout.
The view of Wentworth Falls from Fletcher’s Lookout
Walk the spur trail back to the main trail and turn left to walk the Undercliff Trail.
The Undercliff Track gets its name because at several points, you will be walking on a path along the cliffs. Sections of these cliffs have been carved out, so it’s like you are walking through tunnels with an opening along one side. At times, you get views through the trees of the Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls.
Prince’s Rock Lookout
At the end of the Undercliff Trail, follow signs for Prince’s Rock Lookout and the Car Park. This trail heads uphill, making up much of the elevation that you lost on the first part of the hike, heading back to the parking lot. Take the short spur trail to Princes Rock Lookout for this view.
Prince’s Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls from Prince’s Rock Lookout
From Prince’s Rock Lookout, continue the walk to the car park and the end of this hike.
Tips to Have the Best Experience
Wear hiking shoes. Parts of this trail can be wet and slippery, because of the spray from the waterfall, so hiking shoes are ideal.
You might get wet. We got soaked on this hike from the spray of the waterfall, mainly in the area around Queen’s Cascade. If you don’t want to risk getting wet, bring a rain jacket or ponch or skip this part of the hike (although it was one of our favorite sections).
If you have any questions about walking the Wentworth Falls Loop Hike, or if you want to share your experience, let us know in the comment section below.
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