Milford Track: Glade Wharf to Glade House
ElevationAscent: 80' 24 m
Descent: -77' -23 m
High: 696' 212 m
Low: 619' 189 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“The first section of the Milford Track leading to green meadow surrounded by stunning mountains.”— Tilman Giese
The track starts as a gentle hike through the temperate rainforest. Before you leave, take a minute to soak in the scenery at the wharf at the mouth of Clinton River surrounded by mountains that are more than 3,000 feet taller than the lake. About three quarters of a mile into the track, the forest will recede and you reach a meadow with Clinton River to the left and Glade House right in the middle—with rewarding views all around.
The area surrounding Milford Sound is often buzzing with insects. Come prepared!
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Land Manager: Department of Conservation - Fiordland National Park