Altitude: 180m to 246m. Gain: 58m. Loss: 72m . Gradient: 2 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Raft, kayak or swim/float (6/6)
A well-maintained cut, marked tramping track runs through mature forest behind the lakeshore between Manapouri and Hope Arm Hut. 3km from the Manapouri end a signpost marks the turnoff up Stinking Creek to Back Valley Hut.
A boat of some sort is required to cross the inlet at Pearl Harbour to reach the start of the track. DOC state that row-boats are available for hire. There is a public boat ramp.