Mount Grey and Maukatere Loop

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Mount Grey and Maukatere Loop is a 13.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waimakariri District, Canterbury Region, New Zealand that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
974 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Combine these tracks to form a circuit over Mt Grey/Maukatere. Mt Grey/Maukatere Track (Easiest way up): Time: 2–3 hr one way Track category: Walking track The track climbs steadily through nativebush and small areas of pine forest before opening out on to tussock slopes leading to the trig on the summit of Mt Grey/Maukatere. Red Beech Track (Recommend taking this way down, rather than up): Time: 3–4 hr one way Track category: Tramping track  From the summit of Mt Grey it's possible to descend via Red Beech Track to the Grey River picnic area. This track is steep in places, over patches of scree, and is easier to descend than climb. About half way down you'll need to ford the Grey River. Check the river levels at the picnic site before starting your trip – if the water is flowing over the ford, it will be too dangerous to cross the river on Red Beech Track.

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