Federal Pass

  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
  • Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy

Key information: Federal Pass

  • The huge sandstone cliffs around Blackheath are justly famous, with their wide views across the forested Blue Mountains which fade into a distant blue haze.
  • This trail follows the narrow ledge half way down that winds for several dramatic, vertiginous miles around the vagaries of the rockface to a cool, clear pool below the beautiful Wentworth falls.
  • A long flight of steps cut into the living rock gets you up to the path back along the cliff top, a fine walk in its own right.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating81
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating81
  • Note: Crowds at the falls, and queues at the steps.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 3hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Federal Pass -  - © William Mackesy
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