Franz Josef Glacier Trail

EASY 17 reviews
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Franz Josef Glacier Trail is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franz Josef, West Coast Region, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
155 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
15 days ago

There was a huge parking lot but was full of cars. Had to wait for parking spots to open before being allowed to drive in and park. Hike started out with a little bit of rain and then it started pouring rain. Gave the hike 5 stars because the trail is well maintained and the description was perfect. The glacier is worth checking out if you have the time and the right weather.

hiking
5 months ago

It's a busy hike from the parking lot, with many tour buses crowding the spots. Still, the trail is very well maintained for how often it erodes according to the meticulous trail management New Zealand is known for. A worthwhile jaunt on your way along the west coast.

5 months ago

Pretty cool.
Went on a real overcast day, so it was difficult to see the glacier.
One steep incline, we just missed a rock slide by a few hours!

hiking
8 months ago

The glacier has sensibly retreated compared to most photos on the internet. The track ends quite far away from the terminal face. Overall good views on the way of the upper section and beautiful waterfalls. Easy, fits also families, no wheelchairs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This was an awesome hike with incredible views. Good for all levels.

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