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The walk is classed as medium grade and is a 3.5km circuit that has an ascent/descent of 150 metres and takes about 2 hours to complete. The track is well maintained, suitable for all conditions and generally quite shaded.
Start walking from Wentworth Falls picnic area where there is a limited amount of free parking. Head down a set of stairs following the signs to Wentworth Falls. After 300 metres, you keep right on the track towards the falls.
Make sure you take all the sidetracks including the Eagle's Nest lookout and the stunning Den Fenella diversion. After the Den Fenella lookout, the track is now known as the Overcliff Track and it rises steeply towards The Conservation Hut.
The landscapes and flora are diverse and the views from the escarpments are stunning. You get a real feel for what the colonial explorers such as Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson experienced. The warm orange sandstone contrasts with the rich ferny and mossy greens of the damper areas. The track continues until you meet up with the ascent of the Valley of the Waters Track.
Call into the cafe at the Conservation Hut for a refreshing drink or something to eat before returning to the starting point. To complete the loop, take the level shaded but less scenic Shortcut Track back to the Wentworth Falls picnic area.