The Hanmer Springs Horse Riders club repoened the old Jacks Pass Pack Track that existed before the road up Jacks Pass was built. This allows riders to avoid the vehicle traffic heading up the pass road.
The Jacks Pass Pack Track is our private horse "highway" to the High Country. The club reopened the old pack track that existed here before the road up Jacks Pass was built. It enables us to ride up to the top of Jacks Pass and avoid the vehicles heading up to Molesworth, St James Homestead, the ski-field, Lake Tennyson and the Rainbow Road.
The track leads off the end of Jacks Pass Road from the cattlestop opposite the Alpine Adventure Holiday Park. Follow the shingle forestry road straight ahead, past the Chatterton River walk track on the left before climbing the hill on the pylon maintenance track. 100m after crossing a small creek, the Pack Track leaves the Pylon Track sharply to the right, climbing up to the top of Jacks Pass. We usually ride up but walk the horses down the steepest section.
Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand