Altitude: 456m to 742m. Gain: 579m. Loss: 314m . Gradient: 4 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
Start from Marble Hill campground and enjoy a days walk to a less visited hut. The beech forest in particular is magnificent and the bird-life prolific. Some prior experience tramping off tracks is a good idea. The 'tracks' are not maintained by DOC and several river crossings very quickly become impassable with rain.
Access to the hut via the head of the valley, over the low saddle from cannibal gorge hut, is surprisingly straight forward but has no track and no official markers. More experienced parties will also enjoy crossing or traversing the Freyburg Range.