Tracks

Stanley Vale Hut

Maling Pass / Lake Guyon / Fowler Pass
Maling Pass / Lake Guyon / Fowler Pass
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. Loop track with a road section.
This circuit is a double-crossing of the St James Range, dropping into the deep Waiau Valley. The first day's walk is part of the St James Cycle Trail and is easier, smoother walking than the secon...

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.