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Cascade Saddle Assisted Trek

Raspberry Flat - Cascade Saddle

Hiking Difficult

16 km
1.6 km
563 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
370 m
High Point
1.8 km
Cascade Saddle Assisted Trek Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between January and March. From a low point of 370 m to the maximum altitude of 1.8 km, the route covers 16 km, 1624 vertical metres of ascent and 563 vertical metres of descent.


Gain the alpine saddle on your way through to the Rees-Dart circuit. Steep uphill sections that can be very exposed. Jawdropping views of the surrounding high alpine peaks.



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.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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