Bridle Path Track

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Bridle Path Track is a 4.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 457 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Hike up and over the Port Hills with amazing views of Lyttelton Harbour & Christchurch City. You can either start in Heathcote from the Christchurch Gondola carpark on Bridle Path Road or head through the tunnel and start from the Lyttelton side on Bridle Path (not "Road").

hiking
10 days ago

Pretty steep hike but not far so doable for those in moderate shape. The top had a great view of both the bay and Christchurch. If you have time/energy at the top, I suggest walking down the bike path to mount Vernon

hiking
1 month ago

I highly recommend this track. It’s not too steep. If you can, try to make it up the top for a sunrise. On the way up early in the morning we could see the moon and stars and once at the top walked tot he gondola to watch the sunrise. Good walk! Stunning views!

hiking
6 months ago

Pipe line

hiking
6 months ago

If you are driving to the start of the trail in heathcote arrive early as it gets quite busy and difficult to find a car parking space at the weekend. There is a picnic bench at the top of the trail with a fantastic view, nice spot to take a break or being a packed lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Note that this trail has loose gravel and can be slippy under foot. be careful, especially on the downhill.

walking
8 months ago

steep climb up but overall great little workout. Wonderful to see little kids along with parent as well.

9 months ago

I took the pipeline up which was a steep but great quick work out. Took about 16 minutes to road and then I ran the switchbacks to the bottom. Could extend along the road either side if you want a longer workout.

9 months ago

Steep but great walk with awesome views

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great track - very steep but well worth the views at the top. Loose gravel made it slippery on the way down.

hiking
10 months ago

Well traveled path. VERY steep, did not feel the steepness going up as mush as I did going down, couple of loose gravel close call slips. The view from the top is worth it.

The trail is well groomed and the track is smooth. If you are fairly fit this will be very easy.

10 months ago

Steep climb but great views from the top

hiking
Monday, July 16, 2018

great walk....

hiking
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Steep but really good it seems like longer but it’s not to longs just a lot of uphill walking

hiking
Friday, May 11, 2018

Awesome view of the city although a bit steep. I recommend starting by the Gondola since it’s easier than starting on the other side.

hiking
Friday, January 12, 2018

The bridle path trail is well groomed and plenty wide for multiple users at a time. At the top there are 360 views of Christchurch and Lyttelton. Pretty steep incline in a relatively short distance. Took us 25 min to reach the top and we were hoofing it!! Would do this trail again.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lots of fun. Had a great view of lyttleton and Christchurch. Well worth the trek.

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