There is no track to Saddle Cone. From near Tama Lakes head south across old lava flows to the cone.
This is an isolated and featureless landscape that requires good navigation in an alpine environment where conditions can change rapidly. For experienced trampers. The crater is at 1550m altitude.
This small isolated crater on the northern slopes of Ruapehu, is away from the established walking tracks of the Tongariro National Park. The terrain is rugged with some steep slopes to navigate at the edges of the lava flows