An extended and challenging traverse of the Main Divide is possible from the Young and Wilkin Rivers near Makarora over Rabbit Pass, along the East and West Matukituki Branches to Cascade Saddle, down and across the Dart River to the Rock Burn and Routeburn Tracks, to the road at the Divide.
The track climbs easily from Aspiring Hut to the bush-line and follows a poled route to a marker pylon at the highest point. From here it drops into Cascade Creek and follows it toward the saddle. Before reaching it however, the route crosses and drops to a moraine wall alongside the Dart Glacier. The valley is followed down to the confluence of the Dart River and Snowy Creek where a bridge and hut are located.