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Best trails in Arthur's Pass National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Arthur's Pass National Park, Canterbury? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Arthur's Pass National Park ranging from 2.1 to 24.7 miles and from 2,158 to 5,892 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Arthur’s Pass National Park is full of tall mountains with steep slopes and gorges. Rivers wind their way through the park. This is a great park to climb peaks. Enjoy the tracks as you explore.

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Top trails (15)
#1 - Devil's Punchbowl Lookout Trail
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 41 m
Beautiful waterfall with lots of water flowing even in summer. Walk has some steep bits but nothing too hard and well worth climbing up to this waterfall. Lots of parking and toilets at trail head. Show more
#2 - Avalanche Peak via Scott's Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
This route can also be made into a loop by returning on the more southern Avalanche Peak trail. Please note that this is a dangerous area with avalanche potential, steep drop-offs, and uncertain weatShow more
#3 - Avalanche Peak Track and Scott's Track Loop
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
Please note that this is a dangerous area with avalanche potential, steep drop-offs, and uncertain weather. Hikers may see a glacier at the top and waterfalls along the way. The route shown on this Show more
#4 - Mount Aiken Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Mount Aiken Track is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#5 - Bealey Valley Walking Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Bealey Valley Walking Track is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - Temple Basin Ski Field
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Temple Basin Ski Field is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
#7 - Arthur's Pass Walking Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Arthur's Pass Walking Track is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
#8 - Bridal Veil Falls Lookout
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 41 m
Bridal Veil Falls Lookout is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail isShow more
#9 - Mount Bealey Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Mount Bealey Track is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is pShow more
#10 - Klondyke Corner via Scotts and Crow Valley Track
Arthur's Pass National Park
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Length: 24.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Klondyke Corner via Scotts and Crow Valley Track is a 24.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as difficult. TShow more
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