Mount Fox Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Mount Fox Trail is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fox Glacier, West Coast Region, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1534 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

The sign say 8 hours. The woman at DOC office say 6 h, we made it 4,5 h. It's more like a climb then a hike. I thought it was really funny and you get a good wiev about the mountain and ocean. Would do this one again. It's really hard hike, but fun

backpacking
6 months ago

I would not classify this as a moderate hike! It was a very difficult hike that was very steep. It was a climb requiring all four limbs much of the time. We were given some bad advice from the DOC i-site, the guide said this was a good backpacking trail for an overnight stay. The 3 hours we were able to complete were grueling and we had another 1,000 ft to go to make it to the summit. There were no good places to set up a tent as far as the eye could see. There were, however, many beautiful views from the 1020m indicator. All night long we could hear the rushing Fox River down below.

This was a demanding, yet satisfying trail. It takes the full 8 hours to complete. Believe the sign!