Following the rim of the Rakaia Gorge, this is a spectacular geological area, with lava flows of rhyolite, andesite and pitchstone. The trail also passes the Snowdon coal mines and the entrances to several tunnels can be easily seen as well as the remains of some old extraction equipment.
Passing through forest and shrub the trail is 10.4km, there and back and will take around 3-4 hours to complete, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
. Rated as an easy hike, for information on how we grade trails, please click here
. The trail passes over private land and so dogs are not allowed.
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