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. Trail status last updated 19th July 2018.

Lyell Campground to Lyell Saddle Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

Snow and ice is present, particularly in shady and/or high altitude trail sections. Travel with caution.

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

Tree over track at 6km hanging low

Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

Snow and ice is present, particularly in shady and/or high altitude trail sections. Travel with caution.

800m long narrow, technical and rough section of trail (Grade 4-5 mountain biking) at 26km mark. Riders dismount as required.

Ghost Lake Hut to Stern Valley Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

Snow and ice is present, particularly in shady and/or high altitude trail sections. Travel with caution.

Narrow, technical and rough hand-built trail (grade 4-5 mountain biking) between 30km to 34km. Riders dismount as necessary.

Skyline Steps at 34km require bike carry.

Tree over track at 37km requires bike carry.

Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

Intermittent muddy sections

Mokihinui Forks Hut to Specimen Point Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Specimen Point Hut to northern end carpark

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

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

Tree hanging low over track at 79km mark