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Mt Grey, Canterbury

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Mt GreyIntermediate

Submitted by Yonni Kepes

Info Info

Trail Information

14.00km

770m

770m

934m

Canterbury

Amberley

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops
Other

Intermediate

2:45 (Novice)
1:45 (Intermediate)
1:10 (Elite)

-14.0%

+13.4%

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Description

From the Lake Janet carpark, follow the track up beside the toilet. You'll start climbing, and soon come out into the open zig-zagging your way up the hill. After a couple of hard km's you'll find you've reached the Fire House (look out). From here follow the service road up, as it winds it's way to the cellphone tower.
From here you can look across to the trig in the distance, go down the hill and then climb back up to the trig of Mt Grey.

From here, turn back but follow the track that leads down to the right. It's nice single track, and after a couple of km you'll enter the bush and start the meandering switchbacks. Follow the trail down to the Grey River, where the track will come out at a gravel road and a river. Turn left here, and follow the road back to Lake Janet - it's about a 3km run on tired legs!


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Features of interest

Mt Grey trig, Lake Janet lake


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 30%

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 10%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%

Gravel Road: 15%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    Take the Scenic Highway exit in Amberley and follow the signs up to Mt Grey. Park up at Lake Janet Carpark.

    The road is gravel, and a bit rutty, so take care driving. Parking is fine at Lake Janet.

    17 km

    20 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .

    Follow what you thinks best! :) It's easy enough

    Very patchy.

    Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Take water with you. If you need water, you should be able to access it at the Grey River Camping ground.

    It's fine all year round. Even better with snow, just so long as you are prepared!

    Be careful coming down the switchbacks as they get slippery and there can be tripping hazards.

  • Post run indulgence

    The Blue Dairy
    Amberley
    N/A
    Great, cheap ice creams!

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