Middle Ridge Track

Track category

Walking track


1 hr return


A greenhood orchid (Pterostylis graminea) on the Middle Ridge Track. Photo: Jeremy Rolfe.
A greenhood orchid on the
Middle Ridge Track

This track joins up with the Clay Ridge and Five Mile Loop Tracks, and has steep sections that can be slippery when wet. Middle Ridge Track follows the ridge between Graces Stream and Catchpool Stream. Here, the vegetation consists of more drought-tolerant plants (such as manuka) because of the drier aspect and shallower soils. The track gives good views of the Catchpool Valley. 

Getting there

Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley. The track begins on the left 1 minute along the Catchpool Loop Track from the carpark.


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