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Key Summit Track

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 372' 113 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 3,007' 917 m
Low: 2,635' 803 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Almonzo Wilder

A sidetrail of the Routeburn Track that leads to an outstanding viewpoint.

Almonzo Wilder

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Key Summit Track heads uphill from a signed intersection on the Routeburn Track. Moderate switchbacks lead uphill, first through forest and then through open country with views that extend down the Hollyford Valley. Near the top of the climb, the trail splits as part of a worthwhile nature loop. The path meanders among picturesque tarns with outstanding views of mountains in all directions.

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Emily Peak from Key Summit
Mar 15, 2015 near Queenstown, NZ
Ascending on the Key Summit Track, you have a magnificent view of the mountains across the Hollyford Valley
Feb 7, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Hollyford Valley
Feb 7, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
One of several lakes near Key Summit with Mount Christina in the background
Feb 7, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Mount Christina and a glimpse of Lake Marian at its base
Feb 7, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Fine views from Key Summit
Mar 15, 2015 near Queenstown, NZ

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