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Beginner's Adventure Park Loop, Canterbury

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7.30km

115m

115m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Combo

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Beginner

1:00 (Slow)
0:50 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)

-5.4%

+4.6%

Christchurch Adventure Park opening hours are generally 11-5 or 7 weekdays; 10-5pm weekends, but closed Tuesdays.

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Description

This is a perfect entry level run for any new or old trail runners who want a cruisy trot around the foot of the Port Hills. It's also a great option to warm up on if you are taclking the Chairlift Choice which leaves from the Adventure Park carpark half way in. Please check Adventure Park website for opening hours. Access is free for foot traffic during Park open hours.

You'll start with a nice easy flat trot into the Adventure Park using a mix of the urban trails that have been developed around the new wetland retention area, and the CAP access road. Pleasant travel.

Head up to the Adventure Park café and pick up the well signposted Hiking Trail option to the left of the building. This follows a great trail into the forest which soon becomes a loop. There's nice amounts of easy vert to get the blood flowing. Just make sure to pay attention where the foot trail crosses the mountain bike paths - this is well signposted where it occurs.

About 3.6 km into the run you will reach the top of the loop and head back on the turn towards the café again - nice fast trails to really put the hammer down on here.

Finish the route by retracing your steps out to the main road on whatever trails you choose around the wetland area, unless you are nipping up the hill trail for extra points


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Features of interest

Christchurch Adventure Park; major urban wetland restoration project


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 80%

Sealed Road: 20%


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  • Access

    Park up on Worsleys Road near the entrance road to the Adventure Park

    You should find enough road side parking nearby

    7 km

    15 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Follow the signs once in the Adventure Park and don't run on the designated MTB trails please

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.

    Water available at the Adventure Park HQ

    Please check https://christchurchadventurepark.com/park-status/ for opening hours and track status

    Look out for bikes, needless to say!

  • Post run indulgence

    CAP Cafe
    CAP HQ
    https://christchurchadventurepark.com/experiences/cafe/
    Great craft beer, pizza,chips and coffee

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