Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track.
A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a quick 800 metre descent to a trout filled river and an 8 bunk hut

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.