Demon Trail Hut

Fiordland National Park

Demon Trail Hut (serviced, 12 bunks, stove, firewood) marks the southern end of the infamous Demon Trail. Between the Hollyford roadend and here the Hollyford Track plods easily along the broad valley floor. However, the section between Demon Trail Hut and Hokuri leaves the valley floor and sidles climbing and falling along the valleyside. This should present no difficulties for even moderately fit walkers: most NZ tramps have much worse. However, for those after a pleasent valley stroll, or those simply wishing to see the lake, the Hollyford track Company offers jet-boat travel down the McKerrow Lake bypassing this section.

The Demon Trail has several side-creek crossings. All but one have wet-weather walkwires or bridges for high river conditions, but the one reamaining creek may pose difficulties in extreme conditions (only).

Demon Trail Hut • By peter1945. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Hollyford Roadend: -> Alabaster (10km) -> Hidden Falls Hut (+9km) -> roadend (+8km)

Martins Bay: -> Hokuri (9km) -> Martins Bay Hut (+13km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
50m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA09
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/fiordland/demon-trail-hut/
Map
ID 3948

About this hut

Added 12 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 22 December 2010 by MatthewMatthew.
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