Trail Status

The trail status below is shown in ‘sections’ between huts and is based on current available information resulting from trail inspections and user feedback. Conditions can and do change without notice. Please prepare accordingly. Help complement our trail inspections and maintain current trail information by reporting observations via our contact page. The trail status is current as of July 7th 2017.

Lyell Campground to Lyell Saddle Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

‘Big Slips’ at 11.5km – 12km require bike dismount and walk

Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

800m long narrow section of trail (Grade 4-5 mountain biking) at 26km mark. Riders dismount as required. Beware of ice in wet or shady sections during winter months

Ghost Lake Hut to Stern Valley Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

Narrow and technical hand-built trail (grade 4-5 mountain biking) between 30km to 34km. Riders dismount as necessary. Skyline Steps at 34km require bike carry. Beware of ice in wet or shady sections during winter months

Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

Small rock slip on track at 48.7km requires bike dismount. Muddy and rough section developing at between 54km and 55km in upper Goat Creek

Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Mokihinui Forks Hut to Specimen Point Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Specimen Point Hut to northern end carpark

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN
R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

Mokihinui Gorge ‘Narrows’ between 70km – 71km (various hazards) require bike dismount and walk