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West Lion via Binkert Trail

West Lions via a difficult trail up Binkert trail

Hiking Difficult

15 km
1.5 km
1.5 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
227 m
High Point
1.6 km
West Lion via Binkert Trail Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between June and October. From a low point of 227 m to the maximum altitude of 1.6 km, the route covers 15 km, 1526 vertical metres of ascent and 1526 vertical metres of descent.


A challenging hike, with a lot of vertical, to get to the Lions (or the two Sisters).



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly

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