Diamond Lake Track

 3 votes

3.9 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,529' 466 m

Ascent

-1,527' -466 m

Descent

2,498' 761 m

High

1,119' 341 m

Low

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

Unknown

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A quick day-trip with views of Lake Wanaka.

Russell Hobart

Overview

This lovely hike offers views of Lake Wanaka, the Glendhu bluffs, and the surrounding towering peaks. Within easy driving distance of downtown Wanaka, this is a great option for a morning or afternoon hike.
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Family Friendly: With a variety of options to make this a longer or shorter outing, the entire family will enjoy a trip to the area.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the parking lot, head toward the lake on the Diamond Lake Loop Track, and cut right and skirt along the lake until the trail wraps around and heads uphill. Turn right a the first intersection onto the Lake Wanaka Lookout Track and about 1.25 miles in, you can take a short spur to the Lake Wanaka Lookout.

Check it out, then continue on uphill, crossing a small waterfall and eventually reaching the big views you have been waiting for. When you're done, continue on down some steep switchbacks and eventually meet back up with the original section of trail.

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Jun 3, 2017
Magnus Kaffenberger
The eastern route has the better view. — 2h 30m
Apr 4, 2017
Ron mccartney
Jun 27, 2016
Vijay Velagapudi

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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