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Avalanche Peak Route

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 4.5 (2)

A strenuous trail that rips it's way to the top of Avalanche Peak.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

5,942' 1,811 m

High

2,482' 757 m

Low

3,460' 1,055 m

Up

2' 0 m

Down

33%

Avg Grade (18°)

96%

Max Grade (44°)

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Features Birding · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Orange trail markers help you navigate the trail (particularly if the clouds set in).

Description

The trail is a bit hidden as it starts behind the Arthur's Pass Outdoor Education Centre.

You start out by traveling up along the creek for the first 0.5 miles.

The trail begins to turn south until it make the ridge which you follow for the next mile.

Soon after the trail flattens out, it turns north and then switch backs its way up a steep section before flattening out again and turning south to make the summit.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#92

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#8,563

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Looking across the valley at Mount Cassidy
Oct 14, 2019 near Hokitika, NZ
Small waterfall at the beginning of the trail
Oct 14, 2019 near Hokitika, NZ
Clouds obscuring the view from the knife's edge ridge
Oct 14, 2019 near Hokitika, NZ

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Feb 9, 2020
Martin Caspersen
Great trail with his scrambling on the way. 2mi — 1h 26m
Dec 28, 2016
Greg Tempel