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 10th December 2018.

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, 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

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/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

Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

Intermittent muddy and rough sections between 56km and 57km

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 (Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge)

R

STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

R

STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None