Altitude: 855m to 908m. Gain: 53m. Loss: 5m . Gradient: 3 deg (Flat)
Taking the track north from Mackintosh Hut leads through a mixture of pines and beech forest towards the base of the main range. Taking the left turn 300m from the hut the trackj continues a further 400m across the flats to a 2nd signposted junction - the turnoff for the track to The Lakes via the former Kaweka Biv site.