Time: 90 minutes (one-way)
Distance: 3.2 km
Accessed from either Russell Rd or Kauika Rd, 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 Rd end of the track there is an option to turn right on the Kauika Rd link for a shorter, circular walk, which passes a lookout over the city.
Close to the Russell Rd end of the track there is a short detour via the Rust Track that takes you to the site of a former goldmine.
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.
Please follow the orange waymarks as the track adjoins private property.