Altitude: 523m to 771m. Gain: 287m. Loss: 42m . Gradient: 7 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
Cross the Evangeline Stream - this is fine in normal flows but can be impassable after rain - and follow the lakeshore west for a further kilometer.
The start of the track at Marion Bay is well marked. The crack climb steadily inland - feels steeper than the map indicates - on the eastern side of Marien Stream. It crosses the stream just below the lake outlet and then climbs the spur NW to intersect the Hope-Kiwi-Hurunui track at a signposted junction. The track is well marked and well cut.