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Lake Matheson Walkway

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

Elevation

356' 109 m

Ascent

-334' -102 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

428' 131 m

High

295' 90 m

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A short comfortable trail with great views of Mount Cook.

Russell Hobart

Overview

Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Good flat trails and boardwalks.

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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