4,068 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-265 ft
Descent
00:14:42
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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #19614 in Hiking [+]
    • #48198 in Trail Running
  • Land Owner
    Department of Conservation

From the carpark, follow the track markers to the T-intersection. Turn right as indicated by the track sign and continue for 300 m until the stone memorial is reached. Turn left and continue to a signpost indicating the track to Cave Creek/Kotihotiho. After crossing a ridge, the track descends into a deeply incised gorge. The creek-bed where the track ends is usually bouldery and dry. In normal conditions, the stream emerges from underneath rocks in several places near here.

Access Info

2 km north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre in Punakaiki, turn off SH 6 into Bullock Creek Road (a 6 km gravel road). Follow this to the carpark at the end.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Kotihotiho (Cave Creek) hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -193 ft
  • Altitude min
    130 ft
  • Altitude max
    385 ft
  • Altitude start
    328 ft
  • Altitude end
    135 ft
  • Grade
    -4.7%
  • Grade max
    -34.1%
  • Grade min
    17.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,125 ft
  • Distance down
    2,664 ft
  • Distance flat
    279 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:48
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