Altitude: 665m to 737m. Gain: 80m. Loss: 10m . Gradient: 1 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
From the Shepherd's Hut Creek turnoff, Home Hills Road runs 1km further north to the junction with Hawkdon Runs Road from the west. Take Hawkdon Runs Road and ford the creek (the bridge has been destroyed). This crossing is knee deep in normal flows but is impassable after rain. 500m beyond, a set of yards mark the turnoff north up the Manuherikia to Boundary and Top Huts. To reach the Homestead campsite continue 1km west along the road to where a signpost points into a block of mature pines containing the campsite and shelter. A walking track from the homestead also connects to the track up the Manuheikia.