Mt Fox Route

  • 4 hr – 8 hr
  • Return by the same track
  • Medium

A marked route from State Highway 6 a little south of Fox Glacier up to the open tops via Mt Fox. At first it is a cut and marked track and then it becomes a snow poled route as far as Point 1345m.

Once c.1200m and higher altitudes are reached there are fantastic views of one of the highest sections of the southern alps. You see can see the Fox Glacier, Mt Tasman etc to the east. There are unimpeded views west to the Tasman Sea.

View of alps from Mt Fox Route tops • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Time
4 hr – 8 hr
Allow
1 day
Distance
7.4km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Medium
Steep and a bit of a scrambley climb up tree roots in places through the bush section. Some muddy patches in the sub alpine zone. Nice going on the tops. Grades explained
Access
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Starts
Three and one quarter km's south of Fox Glacier Village on State Highway 6. There is a car parking area opposite the track start which is sign posted.
Distance from you: ()
Ends
Starts and ends at same place.
Other
Altitude
160m – 1,345m
Altitude change 1,185m
Maps
NZTopo50-BX15
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-fox-route/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-fox-route/
Map 
ID 16147

About this track

Added 4 June 2016 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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