NELSON TRAILS

Summit Road

Grampians

Summit Road is a gravel service road for the transmission tower at the highest point on Grampians. It is the only road access right to the summit and provides a good uphill challenge through native bush surrounds. Being a gravel road it is suited to both walkers and MTB.

Details
Length 2.7 km
Time Required 45 min for walkers, 30 min for MTB
Trail Type Gravel road
Physical Difficulty Moderate   
Technical Difficulty Easy   
Uses Walking, trail running and MTB
Direction Either
Start Elevation 45 m
Max Elevation 390 m
Dog Access Dogs are permitted but must be on leash


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Access and Description

  5 min from central Nelson

 

Grampians Summit Road begins on Robinson Road in Brook Valley. You will see a gate with a Nelson City Council sign reading ‘Grampians Reserve’.

 

The road heads gently climbs up the valley and crosses a cattle stop. After 1 km the road makes a hairpin turn, where Kānuka Track continues straight up the valley to Couch Saddle. Summit Road continues uphill through native bush for another 1.4 km, steeply in a couple of sections, and reaches the ridge (at 270 m), where it connects with Grampians Walkway. It then turns left and climbs to Grampians Saddle (where Tawa, Mahoe and Mamaku tracks begin) and crosses another cattle stop. It is then a final 300 m climb to the transmission tower at the summit (390 m).

 

As with all other tracks on Grampians, Summit Road can be combined with other tracks to create a longer, more varied route. A good option is to take Kānuka Track on the return leg back to Brook Valley.

Summit Road
Grampians

Summit Road is a gravel service road for the transmission tower at the highest point on Grampians. It is the only road access right to the summit and provides a good uphill challenge through native bush surrounds. Being a gravel road it is suited to both walkers and MTB.

Details
Length 2.7 km
Time Required 45 min for walkers, 30 min for MTB
Trail Type Gravel road
Physical Difficulty Moderate   
Technical Difficulty Easy   
Uses Walking, trail running and MTB
Direction Either
Start Elevation 45 m
Max Elevation 390 m
Dog Access Dogs are permitted but must be on leash


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Access and Description

  5 min from anywhere in central Nelson

 

Grampians Summit Road begins on Robinson Road in Brook Valley. You will see a gate with a Nelson City Council sign reading ‘Grampians Reserve’.

 

The road heads gently climbs up the valley and crosses a cattle stop. After 1 km the road makes a hairpin turn, where Kānuka Track continues straight up the valley to Couch Saddle. Summit Road continues uphill through native bush for another 1.4 km, steeply in a couple of sections, and reaches the ridge (at 270 m), where it connects with Grampians Walkway. It then turns left and climbs to Grampians Saddle (where Tawa, Mahoe and Mamaku tracks begin) and crosses another cattle stop. It is then a final 300 m climb to the transmission tower at the summit (390 m).

 

As with all other tracks on Grampians, Summit Road can be combined with other tracks to create a longer, more varied route. A good option is to take Kānuka Track on the return leg back to Brook Valley.

Updated 20 February 2019