Mount Holdsworth Track
ElevationAscent: 2,286' 697 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 4,731' 1,442 m
Low: 2,445' 745 m
GradeAvg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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Jumbo Holdsworth Trail Race
13.9 mi 22.3 km • Loop • 4,146 ft Ascent 1263.76 m Ascent
Jumbo Holdsworth Loop
13.9 mi 22.3 km • Loop • 4,161 ft Ascent 1268.26 m Ascent
49.5 mi 79.7 km • Point to Point • 19,509 ft Ascent 5946.3 m Ascent
Puke Ariki Track
14.1 mi 22.7 km • Point to Point • 2,603 ft Ascent 793.49 m Ascent
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“A steep but well-maintained ascent to Powell Hut and Mt Holdsworth summit.”— Kerry Suter
The route to the summit of Mount Holdsworth (1470 meters) is exposed to winds but otherwise straight-forward.
Just below the hut, a rocky outcrop gives an excellent view of High Ridge and Totara Flats far below in the Waiohine valley.
Powell Hut is a well-equipped hut on the Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit, and a popular winter destination for fitter day visitors because it is probably the quickest route to reach the snow-covered tops of the Tararua Range.
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