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River Valley recce

Jacks Pass summit Chatterton Track and Hanmer Springs. Photo: Pat Barrett
Area
Hammer Forest Park
Distance
12.1km
Total Ascent
1036m
Time
5-6hr via Mt Isobel; 2-3hr return via the valley tracks
Grade
Easy/Moderate
Access
Through Hanmer Springs to Chatterton Road, west of the village. A locked gate beside the motor camp will necessitate an additional 1.3km hike up the road to the trackhead.
Map
BU24
Mt Isobel via Chatterton River Track, Hanmer Forest Park Mt Isobel dominates every angle of Hanmer Springs and is arguably Canterbury’s most climbed mountain. There are several routes to the...

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