A brief climb to the peak behind Hanmer Springs.
Over a stile, the track leads through plantation larch forest, climbing gradually into native scrub. At a junction, the track ahead continues briefly to the 41m Dog Stream Waterfall, while the Mount Isobel route turns sharply uphill and climbs directly to the ridge (1195m).
A poled route drops to the north east down to Jacks Pass. The Mount Isobel route follows the easy, barren ridge to the northeast before climbing quickly to the summit (1319m). A poled route continues onward to Jollies Pass.
Times are 1 hr 20 min to the ridge, and a further 20 minutes to the summit.