On-leash | Distance: 2.6 km | Duration: 43m | Difficulty: Easy | One-way (return via same track)

Set off on this 2.6-kilometer round-trip path near Picton, Marlborough. Generally considered an easy track, it typically takes around 43 minutes to complete. This trail offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll come across many other individuals while exploring. The trail remains accessible year-round and boasts enduring beauty in every season. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

Commencing your journey from the historic Picton Marina waterfront, you’ll be captivated by the vistas of expansive mountains set against the backdrop of pleasure boats. The majority of the trail maintains a steady and gentle incline, with few challenging sections. However, do take note that there is a 75-meter elevation gain over a 1.3-kilometer stretch, so carrying water during the summer months is advisable. There’s also an alternative starting point situated at the hill’s summit.

The most convenient parking spot is located near Shelly Beach.

Additional Details

  • Time:Approx. 45 mins
  • Distance:3.6km
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