Crater Rim Walkway: Eastern Section
ElevationAscent: 1,691' 515 m
Descent: -2,523' -769 m
High: 1,599' 487 m
Low: 471' 144 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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“The more popular section of the Crater Rim Walkway from Sugarloaf to Godley Head.”— Liam Robb O'Hagan
This portion of the track parallels the Summit Road and several joint-use mountain bike tracks, but it is a much more challenging run as it goes up and down the major peaks rather than sidling around them.
The track is well-marked with waratahs (fence posts with orange plastic on top) and the original NZ Walkways wooden posts. The junctions with the road and other tracks are well signposted.
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