Isthmus Peak Track Details
Riding AreaHikuwai Conservation Area
Trail TypeDirt/Gravel Road
Bike TypeAM, XC
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
SeasonClosed 20th Nov - 20th Dec. In winter unrideable due to snow and ice.
This is a very solid climb. It will be a rare person who would have any hope of riding up this hill - expect to be taking your bike for a walk. Alternatively this track makes a great walk without the bike!
These tracks are annually closed for fawning between 20 November and 20 December.
From the carpark follow the poled route on the true right of Stewart Creek until it reaches a 4WD track. From here a steep and rocky climb winds up to a skyline ridge.
On the ridge, follow the signs to either 1385 m Isthmus Peak (to the right) or Matatiaho Conservation Area (to the left).There is no public access beyond the conservation area.
Return to the Stewart Creek carpark by the same route. Check your brake pads are in good condition before this ride.
There is a safari hunting operation on this station, give way to game animals, especially during the March to May roar.
Stewart Creek carpark is just off the Lake Hawea section of SH6, 30 minutes drive from Wanaka Township. Car park is on the opposite side of the road to the track start. Follow DOC signs.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Isthmus Peak Track mountain bike trail
Altitude change3,296 ft
Altitude min1,227 ft
Altitude start1,245 ft
Altitude end4,542 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat930 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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