Copland Track - Welcome Flat Hut
ElevationAscent: 1,610' 491 m
Descent: -347' -106 m
High: 1,537' 468 m
Low: 140' 43 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A scenic hike up the Copland River to hot springs.”— Russell Hobart
From there the trail is clear and well-marked.The first few miles of the trail follow the river as it spread over a large gravely flood plain.
After passing the confluence of the Karangarua River with the Copland, the river becomes thinner and steeper. After six miles you come upon the Arcitect Creek hut which is a good spot to take a break.
From here the trail gets steeper as it clings to the side of the canyon walls. You make a couple of creek crossing on bridges before you finally arrive at the Welcome Flat Hut.
Enjoy the hot springs.
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