Mount Aiken Track

hard 8 reviews

Mount Aiken Track is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,837 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



12 days ago

Definitely rated more hard. Straight up the whole way, lots of climbing. But a beautiful view!

23 days ago

Pretty challenging, some parts were more climbing than walking. I actually turned back about 15 minutes after the lookout point (which is probably about 1/3 up the hill?) because I was alone and didn't feel comfortable scrambling further uphill. When in doubt you can always go up to the viewpoint and from there decide if you want to go further up.

26 days ago

Pretty challenging actually. Fantastic views once you get up. Look for it at the “Devils punchbowl walking track” sign, it’s up and to the right.

9 months ago

Awesome track! This is a real hiking track so bring proper boots etc.. Very rocky and there were some quite slippery and tricky parts of the track. A really cool day walk though and an amazing view!

Mon Jan 07 2019

Amazing track with amazing view at the top

Tue Nov 06 2018

Amazing track, with forest and mountains. The track is not signed, you have to take the Devil's Pounchbowl track then go right upstair, on the sign "Aicken track". The track stop as indicated on this review with a beautiful landscape, but you can go up until the summit. Maybe 3 more km out & back, very hard and proper mountain, you have to create your own way, reward with a awesome 360 view at the top ! You will need probably 6h(ish) out & back.

10 months ago

11 months ago