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

1 month ago

Not an easy trail but definitely worth every step. None stop stunning view.

Beautiful continuous incline, scenic views especially of snow capped mountains from the top.

Nice and short. Especially great at sunset!

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2 months ago

Nice little trail. Quite steep sometimes. way easier than Ben Lomond. Views are nice. the end of the trail is closed as it's a private property.

beautiful track, with nice foresty stuff. At the top the access is prohibited because of private land

Pretty good trail. Great views over the lake, Queenstown, and the Remarkables at the top. Definitely recommend for the sunset.

Great hike uphill! With some short stops on the way up, a good walk to do with a 5 and 11yrs old girls!! The views are 1 in a million!!

3 months ago

This is a great short hill hike - with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains / lake / towns - well worth the trip up.

3 months ago

Really enjoyable! 3,5 hours but a slow pace. Beautiful views.

4 months ago

I would recommend this track on a sunny day in the morning. It took me 1:30hrs return from queenstown (see map). Difficulty is definitely hard but it gets easier after the first part. Def. recommend!

this track is great, depending which loop you take there is some information boards, along the trail are stone piles and a few quirky spots added if you see them. the walk is medium to hard taking about 45mins. it's great to take a picnic up top (but please take you're litter home) the views of the local surrounding area are great.

4 months ago

Steady uphill climb for roughly 40 minutes but the views are incredible and well worth the effort!

4 months ago

Rewarded with amazing views after steady climb to summit, made it up in 45 minutes, had a snack and looked around at the top, then down in about 30 minutes. Awesome views of the whole Queenstown area. Recommended.

Really rewarding but pretty challenging. Wear good runners and activewear.

Family hike, lot of people. After the viewpoint, the track is forbidden to the public, so it’s a 6 km track instead of 11 km. 2h30 - 3h

6 months ago

First hike we did in Queenstown. The views are just unreal. Pretty steep walk to the top. We did it carrying our kids in packs most of the way... Definitely a workout. But worth it.

This hike can't be classified as hard. It's a well maintained trail with only a few steep parts. Short and relatively easy walk up. Don't forget to walk further up than the "dream basket" for way better views.

A bit of heavy breathing at the start of the hill but not too strenuous overall. Great views from the top.

reasonable walk. more challenging, but I would recommend the Ben Lomond summit any day

7 months ago

so hard :D but an amazing view! so worth it

Best short walk in town.

From downtown you should expect about 90min up and 60min down if you’re in reasonable shape. It’s basically a dirt path, but it’s pretty steep the whole way . Make sure you go 10min higher than the cauldron to get to the summit, and do both sides of the loop as they’re both nice. Quiet trail in the morning in October. I had the summit to myself.

A great challenging hill climb with amazing views. Loved the faerie grove

Friday, June 01, 2018

February 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Awesome views from the top. Took just under an hour for me to reach the summit. Definitely worth checking out !

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Lovely views & nice trail! Saw some sheep :)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Really recommend that walk. Go to the summit, the view is way better from there and these are only around 15min more. You will find your way to the top but there aren’t a lot of signs.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This is a good hike from the dock. It is a steep out and back. Wondrous views from the top. Go to the top summit, not just the metal cauldron. it took us, average hikers about 80 mins to the summit and an hour back to the docks.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Great hike. Pace yourself; this is a long hike. It is a vertical hike. Varied terrain if you complete the entire loop, along with the vertical trek to the top of the hill. Highly recommend.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Quick hike with very nice views 1 hour each way till the first viewpoint

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