Hike the Trig M Trail

Rate this Adventure New Zealand Starvation Gully Trailhead

Added by Tobin Akehurst

This short hike has expansive mountain views from the top and would be a great snowshoe route.

The hiking trail first ascends a hillside to about 1,500 meters. It then follows the crest of a ridge in a southwest direction until you reach the "trig", a marker used in geographical survey. The maintained track ends here but hikers wanting more can continue traveling cross country to Rabbit Hill. Return the way you came.

In winter this trail makes for an ideal snowshoe route. The terrain is never to steep and its just the right length for beginners.

Want more? Got for a short walk and see sunset at Castle Hill, just 15 west on the main road.

Pack List

  • 10 essentials
  • Snowshoes in winter
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1509.2 Feet

Features:

Easy Parking
Scenic

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Added by Tobin Akehurst

I am from the Pacific Northwest, where the mountains meet the sea. When I eschew the trappings of the modern world and venture into the mountains I feel as though I am revived by simplicity, renewed by the power of violent geography.

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