NELSON TRAILS

Mahoe Track

Grampians

Mahoe Track climbs through lush native bush on the southern side of Grampians. The track begins at Market Road in Bishopdale and reaches Grampians Saddle, connecting with Kahikatea Track and Tawa Track along the way.

Details
Length2 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Start Elevation85 m
Finish Elevation320 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash

Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Mahoe Track begins at the small car park on the left side of Market Road, in Bishopdale (same as Kahikatea Track).

Description




Follow Kahikatea Track for a short distance before turning onto Mahoe as it forks to the left. The track zig-zags for a few hundred metres before heading north on the edge of a gully and meeting Tawa Track. The two tracks combine as one for 150 m, before Mahoe steps off to the right, and continues up the gully.

 

The track makes a sweeping zig-zag pattern up the gully and the gradient for the remainder of the distance to the top is quite gentle. The track passes through dense native bush, beneath the canopy of which can be quite cool and dimly lit, particularly in the morning and late afternoon; this makes it a good option on a hot day. A couple of zig-zags before the top a track linking to Kahikatea Track forks to the right.

 

Mahoe Track emerges onto Grampians Saddle (350 m), adjacent to Grampians Summit Road.

Mahoe Track
Grampians

Mahoe Track climbs through lush native bush on the southern side of Grampians. The track begins at Market Road in Bishopdale and reaches Grampians Saddle, connecting with Kahikatea Track and Tawa Track along the way.

Details
Length2 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Start Elevation85 m
Finish Elevation320 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash
Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Mahoe Track begins at the small car park on the left side of Market Road, in Bishopdale (same as Kahikatea Track).




 

Description

Follow Kahikatea Track for a short distance before turning onto Mahoe as it forks to the left. The track zig-zags for a few hundred metres before heading north on the edge of a gully and meeting Tawa Track. The two tracks combine as one for 150 m, before Mahoe steps off to the right, and continues up the gully.

 

The track makes a sweeping zig-zag pattern up the gully and the gradient for the remainder of the distance to the top is quite gentle. The track passes through dense native bush, beneath the canopy of which can be quite cool and dimly lit, particularly in the morning and late afternoon; this makes it a good option on a hot day. A couple of zig-zags before the top a track linking to Kahikatea Track forks to the right.

 

Mahoe Track emerges onto Grampians Saddle (350 m), adjacent to Grampians Summit Road.




 

Updated 26 February 2019