Avalanche Peak

HARD 9 reviews

Avalanche Peak is a 6.4 kilometer out and back trail located near Arthur's Pass, Canterbury Region, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
6.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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hiking
1 month ago

6-7 hours hiking and climbing. Make sure you have enough water and proper outfit.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful scenery. Weather was a bit windy and rainy/snowy so the Keas weren’t out. It’s can get really cold up there especially after you leave the tree line. Be prepared to spend at least 6 hours. The way down is just as hard if you want to keep your footing.

hiking
3 months ago

We climbed Avalanche Peak as a loop, going up Avalanche trail which starts just behind the visitor centre in Arthur’s Pass and down Scott’s track (the hike described here). Avalanche Trail is steeper than Scott’s and it is recommended to come up Avalanche and go down Scott’s.
This hike is pretty much as hard as it gets with most of the way up and down being more of a scramble than a hike over boulders, lose rocks and slick roots. But the views are very much worth it! Incredible 360 degree vistas once you get above the tree line. There are also quite a few of the insatiably curious Kea around - just take your time and watch them. They often even come right up to you to investigate your shoes, backpack or poles! Just please do not feed them :). Plan on taking the whole day - 7 to 8 hours if you want to have time for breaks and Kea observations.

hiking
5 months ago

it's awesome! managed to get it done in 3 hours up and 2 hours down. One of my favourites, best views

hiking
5 months ago

6-7 hours round trip. Very tough hike, but the incredible views are worth it. You’ll also see tons of Kea parrots at the top!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017