Explore the most popular forest trails in Canterbury Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

steep as hell and can be slippery, awesome views though

Great views! Steep climb initially and can be a bit muddy when wet but definitely worth the effort!

Great steep walk, but absolutely worth it

walking
1 month ago

Wouldn’t do it after a rainfall, it’s quite dangerous as it is!
It is closed but you can access it.

walking
5 months ago

Nice easy track suitable for families or walking the dog, with a bit of uphill and downhill work for extra spice. Well marked, this goes thru an area of private land where your dog must be on a lead, before entering the dog exercise area at Victoria Park, where he / she can have a good sniff all round. It also uses some shared areas with mountain bike riders, so your dog has to go on the lead there too. All in all, the whole 5.6km return walk with terrific views over Christchurch city took us an hour and three quarters in average weather conditions.

Pretty awesome considering its a relatively short hike. Went up during the snow and came down in the dark with a headtorch, Epic!

Recommend starting counterclockwise as the footing is better for the down hill portion. Hiking poles a good idea also.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Pretty fast and relatively easy with great views from the cave and a nice seating area to sit back and relax.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Pretty awesome place in the southern alps. Never seem to see many other people here, hard to find info on it aswell, bit of a hidden gem ;)

10 months ago