Ben Nevis

Mount Richmond Forest Park

  • 4 hr – 5 hr 30 min return via same track
  • Easy/medium

Relatively steep climb to the summit of Ben Nevis (1619m), a prominent peak in the Mt Richmond Forest Park South-East of Nelson

Ben Nevis • By touristiko.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
4 hr – 5 hr 30 min
Distance
9.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Carpark at end of Ben Nevis Rd. To get there, go up the Wairoa Gorge, East of Wakefield. Turn left at Old Mill Rd and follow the signs up the forestry roads to the roadend.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BR25
Altitude
820m – 1,619m
Altitude change 799m

From the trig point at the summit, a sometimes vague track continues along the open tops to Mt. Ellis where a poled route crosses beneath Red Hill from Top Wairoa Hut to Hunters Hut. In good conditions travel along the tops is relatively straightfoward even without a worn track to follow, but in poor visibility good navigational skills may be required.

 

 

Map
ID 2459

About this track

Added 1 December 2007 by JordanmJordanm. No revisions.
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