Lake Matheson Walkway

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2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

 

88% 

Runnable

Singletrack

356' 109 m

Ascent

-334' -102 m

Descent

428' 131 m

High

295' 90 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

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A short comfortable trail with great views of Mount Cook.

Russell Hobart

Overview

Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

Good flat trails and boardwalks.

Description

The hills and trees rise high around Lake Matheson and shelter the lake from the typical winds. The lack of wind along with the nature of the dark, tannin-rich waters allows for a great reflective surface and beautiful photographs. The viewpoint is only a half mile into the trail and most turn back there, but you shouldn't miss this peak at the coastal rain forest. Circumnavigate the lake through the forest and then turn back toward the visitor center.

Flora & Fauna

The coniferous large specimens of the kahikatea and rimu trees and giant fern species. You may also spot the New Zealand pigeon and more birds as well.

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