Picton Snout Track

MODERATE 6 reviews

Picton Snout Track is a 9.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Waikawa, Marlborough Region, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

9.3 km
376 m
Out & Back


trail running



1 month ago

great walk. take some water and a snack

1 month ago

We really enjoyed the Snout Trail in late May. The trail was maintained well. It was a bit muddy after a recent rain, but was still very reasonable. The views were stunning and very frequent until the Queen Charlotte overlook. After that, the trail goes down quite steeply into the forest until you reach the final clearing at sea level. If you’re just interested in views, I’d recommend turning around at Queen Charlotte. Otherwise, it’s a great hike throughout!

3 months ago

if you like to walk through thick bush with just a few areas to see the view of the Sounds, then you will love this hike! if not, then you will be bored quickly. there are very nice views of the Sounds but only a very small percent of the time.

trail running
Monday, February 27, 2017

Drop-dead gorgeous views of the Marlborough Sounds. Most of the trail sheltered from hot sun. Feel like you're the only person on earth when you reach the end.

5 months ago