Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Canavan Knob

Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

Submitted by Saskia Wohlgemuth

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 11 ?

6.2km

70m

70m

130m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Riverside

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +5.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.1%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

0:45

Moderate

0:30

Fast

Start from Franz Josef Village and head south towards Fox Glacier, there's a separate pedestrian section to cross the Waiho River Bridge. Directly after turn sharp right onto a stop bank. Halfway along the stop bank follow the track marker pegs off the stop bank, across a creek and onto the next section of stop bank. At the end you of the stop bank you see a sign for Canavans Knob walk (1.6km - 40 min return) . Follow the pleasant wide trail winding its way up around the knob to a view point with pretty mountain scenery. Back down and back to the village the same way.

This trail includes the peak Canavans Knob.

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Start straight from the town centre, your accommodation.

0 km

1 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Patchy.

Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map

Take your own

Heavy rain could wash out bridge, slips on West Coast roads to access the village.

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Trail Reviews

Awesome short run with what would be stunning views on a clear day. Cloud shrouded the Glacier today.

Heather Leslie

December 16, 2020

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