Conical Hill Track
ElevationAscent: 854' 260 m
Descent: -26' -8 m
High: 4,913' 1,498 m
Low: 4,059' 1,237 m
GradeAvg Grade: 28% (16°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)
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“A short, but very steep, spur trail branching north from Harris Shelter.”— Kristen McGlynn
From Harris Saddle, cross the small gully and start heading up. The climb starts in earnest with a couple switchbacks to ease the elevation gain, but don't expect the going to get any easier. Watch your footing on a few washed out sections as the trail become more exposed as you climb.
The views of the Hollyford Valley are truly stupendous on a clear day, and you'll want to take plenty of time up top to catch your breath and take in the scenery before heading back down.
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Land Manager: Department of Conservation - Fiordland National Park