17 miles
Distance
1,864 ft
Climb
-2,981 ft
Descent
3,533 ft
High Point

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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Te Araroa
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow

Part of the Te Araroa Route. Start 5 km south of Arthur’s Pass village, cross Bealey River after it meets the Mingha River. The rivers are constantly changing course so you will need to find the best place to cross. If Bealey River is too high to ford, postpone the trip. Do not use the Bealey rail bridge to get to the Mingha.

Once across Bealey River go up the Mingha riverbed, crossing the river as necessary for about 1 hour until the river narrows to a gorge. Just past a side creek on the true right, a marked track enters the bush on that (western) side. The track climbs well above the gorge on to Dudley Knob, and then makes its way back to the river close to the bush line.

From here follow the marked trail, crossing Mingha River where it bends west towards Temple Col and is met by the stream running down from Goat Pass.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mingha-Deception Route hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,117 ft
  • Altitude min
    952 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,069 ft
  • Altitude end
    951 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -43.6%
  • Grade min
    67.4%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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