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In the 'Hood, Canterbury

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Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Totally/mostly flat



0:50 (Slow)
0:35 (Moderate)
0:25 (Fast)



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From the carpark start heading around the lake, there is no trail, so follow the edge of the lake on the grass. Every now and then you have to veer left away from the lake and over a bridge (twice) but after each bridge get back over the the lakeside. Over the back of the lake there is a sealed footpath, though it's possible to mostly stay on the grass. Keep doing this right around the lake and you will eventually come back to the housing area. From here there is a bit of footpath. Follow the footpath down the left of the lagoon, over the nice wee footbridge. then follow it across the road at the Trent Pl sign, picking up the footpath behind it. Then over the next road and continue on the path, veer left at the split onto the newer footpath and you should be able to see the Lake House Restaurant and maybe even your car to the left of it. Follow your nose from here.

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Features of interest

Nice lake views and good for speed work.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 85%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 15%

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  • Access

    Lake Hood is just south of Ashburton. Throw Lake Hood into Google Maps and it will take you right to the Lake.

    Plenty of parks

    10 km

    12 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Very patchy.

    Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own


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