Hike Foggy Peak and Castle Hill Peak

Hike Foggy Peak and Castle Hill Peak

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Distance

8.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

3280.8 Feet

Activities

Snowboarding, Chillin, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

Easy Parking
Scenic

Hike up two peaks with commanding views from the Ocean to the Main Divide of The Southern Alps. A Canterbury classic! 

Park in the gravel roadside parking area at the highpoint of Porters Pass. Follow the faint use path up the lower scree slopes of Foggy Peak northward towards the summit. Upon reaching the summit of Foggy Peak the alpine traverse to Castle Hill Peak becomes obvious. The hike between the two peaks is one of the best in Canterbury, a barren alpine ridge varying in width from one to a few hundred meters. The final stretch to the Summit of Castle Hill Peak is a bit steep and loose, and can be dangerously exposed in snowy conditions, so carry an ice axe in winter. 

Bring your skis if you like! you can tour the whole route or make a descent of the west face.

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Distance

8.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

3280.8 Feet

Activities

Snowboarding, Chillin, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

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