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Mt. Vernon Valley Track

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A stream-side trail from Mt. Vernon Farm car park to the Summit Road.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

80%

Runnable

1,098' 335 m

High

94' 29 m

Low

1,003' 306 m

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0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Description

This track is a more challenging and interesting alternative to the Rapaki Track. The lower section passes through native bush by a stream. Above the gate about 1.5km/1mile, it opens out into tussock grassland. Towards the top, the trail becomes less well-defined, but it is easy to pick a line to the Rapaki Track or the Summit Road.

Flora & Fauna

Mostly tussock grassland, but it starts in the native bush by the stream. Cabbage trees, Kowhai, and even a Totora. There are sheep too.

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Shared By:

Liam Robb O'Hagan

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The Upper Mt Vernon Valley track looking toward Witch Hill. The Rapaki Track is visible in the far distance.
Aug 2, 2017 near Christc…, NZ
Valley Track from Marette Taylor Track. Rapaki Track is in the hillside above.
Aug 1, 2017 near Christc…, NZ
Beginning of Mt. Vernon Valley Track from carpark. The track to the right is used to access the Marette Taylor track.
Aug 2, 2017 near Christc…, NZ

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