Time: 90 minutes (one-way)
Distance: 3.2 km
Accessed from either Russell Rd or Kauika Road, there are steep inclines at both ends of the track. It passes through impressive stands of mature native trees, a pa site, nikau groves and views of the city and harbour.
From the Kauika Road end of the track there is an option to turn right on the Kauika Road link for a shorter, circular walk, which passes a lookout over the city.
The track can be slippery after rain. The track was improved in 2022 by replacing metal along the track, installing some boxed steps and removing trees that were dead or dying and at risk of falling onto the track.