Altitude: 154m to 636m. Gain: 3481m. Loss: 3951m . Gradient: 24 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
From the Anatoki Forks hut, the track heads down the valley on the TR, crossing many unbridged side gullies (some which will be unpassable after heavy rain) before reaching Anatoki Bend, about half way to the trailhead. There are some tent sites just up from the side stream, downstream of the Bend.
From the Bend, a steep zig-zag climbs to then sidle high above the river, passing through mixed beech/podocarp forest and regenerating forest.
The track crosses through a small saddle into the head of the Go Ahead valley and descends on an old benched miners track to reach the trailhead (on a well defined but realigned track).