This track is suitable for people with moderate to high level backcountry skills and experience.
Time: 8-10hrs, Full Day
The walk is 5 hours to the bushline and the route is irregularly marked. The track is steep and in some places parts are obscured or washed out. You may occasionally need to follow the creek bed. From the old musterers hut, you can access the Caples Valley via Kay Creek.
Start of the walk is situated north of Glenorchy and signposted near the Scott Creek bridge, on the left on the Routeburn/Kinloch Road.
WARNING: This track is irregularly marked and requires river crossings, which can be dangerous during high rainfall. You can be bluffed out at the saddle in poor visibility. Not recommended for children, route finding skills essential.