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If you want some shadow and experience walking in a rain forest, Alex Knob is for you. If you want views all way up, chose another one. But the view for the last km is amazing! Best view of Franz Josef for sure! Even if the distance and elevation are high, it goes pretty easy. We are slow walkers and we did it in 6 hours. Only one bug... the helicos! Too bad!

hiking
blowdown
fee
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Une randonnée très éprouvante, le chemin est glissant et beaucoup arbres sont tombés suites aux inondations. Le parking a réouvert. Le sentier est très peu fréquenté, je n'ai croise que 2 personnes. Le chemin balisé s'arrête à 1340 mètres de haut, il y a un panneau qui l'indique. La suite de la randonnée n'est pas balisé (je ne l'ai pas faite).

walking
2 days ago

Nice walk, but you are too far of the glacier to appreciate it. You can stop walking at the little bridge and you will have a better view of the magnitude of Franz (better perspective).

hiking
blowdown
muddy
scramble
3 days ago

Excellente randonnée

hiking
off trail
4 days ago

the view that you get isn't that great. but it's pretty much the best you can get due to the many years of receding glacier.

hiking
closed
washed out
4 days ago

hiking
fee
rocky
6 days ago

Assez facile à parcourir, le chemin est plaisant à découvrir mais toutefois un peu redondant... sous la pluie et beaucoup de nuage il a été impossible d'apercevoir le glacier mais le paysage reste très beau

Awesome adventure, even in the rain! This trail was quite fun and engaging with multiple suspension bridges, stream crossings and waterfalls. Unfortunately rain and cloud cover prevented much of a view from the lookout it was still worth it. We benefitted from the use of poles and I’d recommend doing the same if you’re attempting this in the wet.

hiking
13 days ago

Good hiking ! At the end, the view is beautiful, It’s worth it :)

Une petite boucle sympa, facile à faire avec les enfants. Fréquentée mais agréable

hiking
muddy
scramble
14 days ago

Beautiful hike but slippery. Took me 3h 15min round trip. The hike itself was better than the view at the top. It’s jungle like so you have a lot of shade.

20 days ago

car park is currently closed due to flooding. If you wish to hike the mountain you'll have to start from the glacier carpark. The trail may also be closed temporarily as I didn't check.

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closed
flooded
washed out
20 days ago

This hike was simply gorgeous. Part rainforest, part alpine, tons of waterfalls, and a beautiful glacier at the end. A bit treacherous at parts, but so worth it.

hiking
muddy
rocky
23 days ago

Small collection of glow worms in the tunnel which was cool. Waterproof boots recommended as water is ankle deep inside the tunnel. Can also go barefoot but rocks could cause discomfort

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
25 days ago

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