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°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Mt. Vernon Rapaki Loop
6.2 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 1,409 ft Ascent 429.47 m Ascent
Singletrack Christchurch, NZ( 4 )
Taylor's Mistake, Godley Head Loop
5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 1,127 ft Ascent 343.57 m Ascent
Singletrack Christchurch, NZ( 6 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“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.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Runner Notes
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: Christchurch City Council Parks and Gardens