Photos of French Ridge Hut

Distance: 24.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,515 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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3 months ago

A nice 4 hour (reasonably flat) hike along the Matukituki river. Once you cross the river the track gets very very steep all the way to the top, very hard work but also incredibly rewarding once you reach the top with stunning views. I would recommend spending a night at French ridge hut. It took us a good 6 hours with breaks to hike from aspiring hut to French ridge hut. We walked out back to the car park the following day which took us about 9 hours.

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