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The Chasm

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Trail

0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
61% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 86' 26 m
Descent: -76' -23 m
High: 848' 258 m
Low: 761' 232 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

A short run to view a river's violence.

Matthew Kidd

Features Views · Waterfall

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If you are doing the drive to Milford Sound don't miss this short excursion. The violence of The Chasm is impressive; the strong river current has carved potholes out of the diorite rock, effectively using hard pebbles as grinding stones. The path is partly dirt and partly wooden boardwalk with handrails.

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Forest canopy over The Chasm trail
Feb 18, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Rushing current at The Chasm
Feb 18, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Diorite stone pockets at The Chasm scraped out by swirling pebbles
Feb 18, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Wooden walkway at The Chasm
Feb 18, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Silver fern (Cyathea dealbata)
Feb 18, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ

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