Distance: 5.1 km (2.5 DOC hours) - Benched track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 498m to 958m. Gain: 506m. Loss: 61m . Gradient: 6 deg (Gentle)
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From the rear of the car park area the initial grassy track heads up the true left side of Mangatutunui Stream through low scrub to a bridge which crosses the water body & joins the track near a fence line. The track then climbs up to pt. 766 & then follows along a flat ridge before it climbs 200m to an expansive high flat area where the track passes through sections of open clay-pans with great views of the Kaweka Range ahead. At a T-junction the track up from Makino Hut comes in on your right, where there is a sign indicating Middle Hill Hut is only 5 minutes away. Turning left at the junction, 150m further down the track sees you at the door of Middle Hill Hut.

Created by: Reidpaulnz on 2018-07-17. Experienced: 2013-12-07