From Mitre Flats Hut to Cow Creek Hut via Waingawa River Route
Distance: 8.5 km (4.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 375m to 510m. Gain: 896m. Loss: 774m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Track begins from the hut side of the bridge (true right) and is a very picturesque track following the Waingawa River to Mitre Flats. Undulating with plenty of roots and side streams to cross. Quite a bit of recent windfall as of Oct 2017 - most easily negotiable, although one creek bed near S40° 47.792' E175° 29.333' requires some care to get in and out of (mind the onga onga), and another scramble down the bank above a decent blockage at S40° 48.625' E175° 28.981'.
DOC signage/ website recommends 3.5-4 hours, but I would suggest allowing at least 4-5 in current condition.

Last updated by: Ellya at 2017-10-25 21:06:06. Experienced: 2017-10-21
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