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Ball Hut Route

Easy/Intermediate

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6.1 mile 9.8 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,118' 341 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 3,387' 1,032 m
Low: 2,445' 745 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A beautiful trail that skirts the Tasman Glacier

Russell Hobart

Features Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · Lake · Views

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Treat all water. The Ball Hut only has three beds.

Runner Notes

Easy, even trail

Description

From the parking lot the trail first passes a series of moraines called the Blue Lakes.

Soon you are on the ridge that sits a few hundred feet above the Tasman Lake. Cruise along the ridge and enjoy the majesty of the valley. Depending on the conditions, around halfway you'll come to the terminus of the Tasman Glacier.

After getting a good view, continue along and you soon arrive at Ball Hut..

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The edge of Tasman Glacier
Oct 2, 2019 near Mount C…, NZ
Mt. Cook valley viewed from the Tasman Lake Track
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
The Tasman Glacier track gives the impression that it might become steep before turning left
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ

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