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Cascade Saddle Track is a 29.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 29.9 mi Elevation gain 9,084 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

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Beautiful trail, wonderful view on top. Perfect for trail running. The trail follows the river in the valley before going up to the saddle. Some landslides happened so there are a few parts that are a bit tricky. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/mount-aspiring-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/cascade-saddle-route/

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Aurélie BC
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Beautiful trail, wonderful view on top. Perfect for trail running. I did a side trip from the Dart hut. The trail is following the river in the valley for 6/7km before going up to the saddle. Some landslides happened so there are a few parts that are a bit tricky. especially after a day of rain, it must be really slippery!

Aaron Zhao
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Eric Shaw
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Vit Gula
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Netanel Levine
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Yuri Ritvin
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Josefine Pettersson
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Cameron Taylor
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Rob Reynolds
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