A great walk with plenty of variety and sweeping views over the Canterbury Plains.
Start: The car park at the end of Bowenvale Avenue, Cashmere.
Finish: Bowenvale car park, Summit Road.
Time: 1 hour.
Toilets: Located at Victoria Park.
Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.
Shared Use: Partially – between Bowenvale Ave and just past the Hidden Valley Track turnoff the track is shared with cyclists and the occasional maintenance vehicle.
This walk starts at the end of Bowenvale Avenue where there is plenty of parking. The track starts off as a vehicle track heading up the valley. Watch out for mountain bikers and maintenance vehicles along this section.
Not long after passing the Hidden Valley Track turnoff, the Bowenvale Valley Track becomes a walking only track with cyclists prohibited from here until Summit Road.
Further up the valley, the walking track winds its way through open tussock where it finishes in Bowenvale car park on Summit Road.
Return the same way or create a circuit via Cedrics, Thomsons, and Latters Spur Tracks – on a clear day there are stunning views out over the Canterbury Plains all the way to the Southern Alps and of Pegasus Bay out to the Kaikoura Ranges.