Distance: 2.8 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 903m to 1418m. Gain: 529m. Loss: 14m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Leaving the track junction, the beech gives way to manuka at the base of the hill, which is soon overwhelmed by contorta as the altitude rises. The track continues wide and well-cut: a tunnel through pines, opening to red clay-pan and rock, closing in again. Always climbing. The climb is only 450m and soon we're there where the pines stop abruptly at the summit of main ridge