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A beautiful short loop through a pristine hanging swamp. The drive in could be tricky in wet weather with a 2wd. Requires some clearance. The only disappointing part is see the coal mining in the distance as you start the walk. This is near the Gardens of Stone National Park which is under threat from coal mining. See before it is despoiled by the mining industry.

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14 days ago

Good views, easy enough to follow.

very good

Challenging. Prepare for lots of steps. But views are so worth it!

This is without a doubt my favourite trail so far in the Blue Mountains. It's accessible on foot from the Wentworth Falls train station (just over 2km), which is nice.

The Valley of the Waters is absolutely stunning. I had been hiking in very dry areas over the previous few days, so it was lovely to see so much water. I went down through it, but I imagine that coming up it and seeing the series of waterfalls and cascades is even more spectacular.

The walk on the valley floor is quite enjoyable. There are some nice little climbs and twists in the trail, and it's set in fairly heavy rain forest.

Wentworth Falls is absolutely spectacular. There's a pool beneath it in which you can swim, and there are a couple of sandbars which allow you to traverse the pool in fairly shallow water (about 1m deep). I spent quite a while here simply because it was so peaceful and beautiful. The waterfall is almost hypnotic.

The climb up the stairs on the way back up the cliff from Wentworth Falls is quite tough, but not as difficult as the Golden Staircase or the Furber Steps over in Katoomba.

The trail along the top of the cliffs back to the Conservation Hut (where you start) is decent as well. Nothing special, but some picturesque views out over the valley.

Including the journey to and from the train station, the hike overall took me about 4 hours. I was carrying 1.5L of water which was just enough given that there are water taps at the Conservation Hut. Definitely recommend wet weather gear here - it was a bright sunny day when I started but just as I finished up it was beginning to rain.

The only downside to the trail is that it seems to be very popular, so there are a lot of people on it. Combined with the fact it is very narrow (most of it is single file) and I like to move fast, I found it rather frustrating getting stuck behind people or while giving way to people coming the other way.

This walk combines waterfalls, cascades, cliffs and spectacular views. For a fairly short walk it provides a beautiful cross section of blue mountains scenery.

It drops a bit further into the valley than the National Pass loop and then climbs up from the lower Wentworth falls via some ladders to the mid level of the falls and then up stairs cut in the cliff to the top. The first part of the walk and the section from mid Wentworth falls up can be quite busy but one of the nice things about going down to the lower Wentworth pass is that this section of the walk is normally very quite.

really nice and easy

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