Franz Josef Glacier Trail

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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
12 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

28 days ago

hiking
3 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.

4 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
7 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.

9 months ago

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Thursday, November 17, 2016

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016