Lake Marian Track

HARD 26 reviews
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Lake Marian Track is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
6.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
421 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

Hard but rewarding. Rain and mist and cloud and sun greeted us on this trail. Recommend hiking boots for this one.

4 days ago

Don't take this lightly. After an easy walk to the cascade it changes dramatically. Was wet when we did it and was a lot of mud and slippery roots. zLakr was mystical with the clouds giving way to glorilus views then closing in again

1 month ago

That is definitely NOT a moderate! Very difficult terrain, sometimes very easy to get lost if you overlook a sign. Even at official doc.govt.nz website is stated that you need good fitness and high level skills and experience incl. navigation and survival skills. So be aware of that.

1 month ago

Was a beautiful hike, got off the path a bit into a non path that was a bit treacherous so just pay attention to the orange triangles and you’ll be fine. Lovely hike got to the top in 1:20

hiking
1 month ago

No words for how beautiful and peaceful the lake is. The whole trail is very beautiful and very green. It rained a little in our way up so it was very slippery and muddy pretty much the whole time, but so worth it. Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

The peaceful views of the lake at the end make everything worth it! Fairly steep uphill trek on slippery wet rocks until you get to the lake, then back down those same slippery wet rocks. Take your time and watch your footing and you’ll be fine! There are a lot of side trails that weave in and out of the main one, they all lead to the same place and offer more scenery than sticking to the same trail each way.

hiking
3 months ago

Great track.
BUT it is no where near Glenorchy.
You drive 1 hour from Te Anau to the lower Hollyford Road where you find the start of this trail. The first 10 mins are gentle under foot and easy for most folks to enjoy. The remainder of the track is rough, steep and tricky in a few places. It makes for a good walk though. Beautiful scenery along the way.

3 months ago

Great hike, worth everything once you get to the serenity and beauty of the lake.

5 months ago

Awesome trail in the middle of fjordland National Park. The peace at lake Marian is awesome!

6 months ago

Great hike with an amazing view at the lake. It’s basically a climb the whole way until the last 5-10 minutes when you descend into the lake.

hiking
11 months ago

A very nice easy hike through a pretty forest to this serene and beautiful alpine lake. Do not expect any views until you get to the lake :). Walking by the roaring waters of The Gantry is impressive, but it’s not a water fall as some descriptions suggest. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Love this hike a true kiwi trail

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This moderate to difficult track was slippery with uneven terrain. The ascent was relatively gradual though. View of Lake Marian at the top was worth the effort. Absolutely stunning glacial lake. Took us 3 hours RT with time for pictures at the top.

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