Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Rolleston Pack Track

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 8

Gnarl Factor: 25

5.7km

160m

160m

913m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Run Makeup

75%
25%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.9%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

0:50

Moderate

0:40

Fast

A chance here for fast forest trails and a nice touch of history on a pack track that dates back to the 1860's.

This is an easy jaunt that can break up any journey through Lewis Pass. Park up at the Lewis Summit and grab your gear. Head off the opposite direction from the St James Walkway - out past the toilet, shelter and tarn viewing area. The trail sidles fairly gently all the way down to meet the highway adjacent to the well appointed DOC campsite over the road at Deer Valley.

Retrace your steps back to the car the way you came.

Historic Rolleston Pack Track. Magnificent native beech forest

You will need to drive the Lewis Pass Summit, where there is a reasonable sized carpark at the trail head

16 km

14 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Its pretty hard to get lost here

Non-existent.

Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Map.

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All year round access here, occasionally snowy in winter

Nothing much to worry about other than the odd mud patch.

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Richele McKenzie

Richele McKenzie

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Trail Reviews

Easy track through gorgeous forest. Some sections covered by overgrown ferns and bushes. Muddy start for first 300m. All footbridges over stream crossings were washed away or had been moved away.

John OConnell

August 30, 2020

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