Hiking Project Logo

Blue Lakes Track

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 234' 71 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,628' 801 m
Low: 2,394' 730 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Hike to a great view of Tasman Glacier, or what is left of it.

Matthew Kidd

Features Lake · Views

Description

This is a short but steep ascent to a great view of Mt. Cook and Tasman Glacier—at least what is left of it, as it is melting fast. The trail has wooden steps for most of the steep sections. About halfway up there is a short spur to the once beautiful blue lakes which now have an algae-covered green appearance.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 7, 2019
Evan Simpson

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#7838

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#100

in New Zealand

#7,838

Overall
6 Views Last Month
180 Since Feb 17, 2018
Easy/Intermediate

50%
25%
25%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Lake Tasman with snowcapped Aoraki / Mt. Cook at the left, followed by Mt. Haidinger, Graham Saddle, De La Berche, the Minarets, and Novara Peak and Mt. Johnson (left bump).
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
120 degree panorama of Tasman Lake centered on the Malta Brun Range. Left to right: snowcapped edge of Mt. Cook, Mt. Haidinger, Graham Saddle, De La Berche, Mt. Johnson (center bump), the Armchair, and Mt. Bretta
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
Mt. Cook valley viewed from the Tasman Lake Track
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
The Tasman Glacier track gives the impression that it might become steep before turning left
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
Lake Tasman.
Apr 4, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking