Wild Things - NZ Trail Running Club
NZ Trail Running Club

Login



don't have an account?

Bowenvale / FarmTrack Loop, Canterbury

Trail Directory proudly supported by Further Faster

Update Your Header Picture

Bowenvale / FarmTrack LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by James Stewart

Info Info

Trail Information

11.20km

500m

500m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-9.6%

+10.1%

Download PDF Guide
View trail on RunHunters App

Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

Men

Show more

Women

Filter FKTs

The more , the harder the FKT will be to beat. Learn about Fastest Known Times.

Missing your time?

Register or login as a VIP and get yourself on the FKT leaderboard!

Register Now

Description

- Start anywhere along Centaurus Road or Bowenvale Ave.
- Head up Bowenvale Ave and onto the track that takes you up the valley.
- Continue on the trail marked 'summit road'. This heads right up the guys of the valley before switching back on itself after 3.5kms.
- You'll have stunning views across the City for the next 300m before switching back again for a 1000m grind up to the summit road.
- Take a minute to enjoy the views of Lyttelton Harbour, upload a selfie to the Wildthings Facebook page and jump on the Crater Rim train heading east
- You've now got 1500m of sweet single trail ahead of you. A mixture of tussock and two big groves of native bush.
- This will drop you out at the top of the Huntsbury Track/Bowenvale Reserve.
- Mt Vernon will be to your East - tack an ascent/loop on if you're feeling gutsy.
- Take the 4WD Huntsbury Track down through Bowenvale Reserve. 1500m of fast gravel gravel tracks. Watch out for cattle stops.
- You then get thrown onto Huntsbury Ave for 1300m of tarmac.
- Hang a left at the Community Centre for a walking track down to Centaurus Road (if you hit Millhill Lane you've gone too far)
- From there track west along Centaurus for a km and you'll be back on Bowenvale.


Trail Community

There are currently no members to show for this trail.

Find people who are interested in this run.

You must register or login to view this content.

Features of interest

Volcanic valleys
Stunning views over Lyttelton harbour, Christchurch City, Pegasus Bay and the Southern Alps


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 30%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 40%

Sealed Road: 20%


Route Data

Reviews:

You must register or login to view this content.

Photos:

You must register or login to view this content.

Your Trail Wishlist

All the runs that are on your To Do list (no limit).

Add to wishlist view wishlist

Your Trail Dreamlist

The runs you most want to do (limited to 10).

Add to dreamlist view dreamlist

Wild Explorers

I did it!
  • Access

    Start anywhere along Bowenvale Ave - heaps of parking (less as you get closer to the valley)

    6 km

    13 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

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

    Perfect throughout.

    Lightweight fleece top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    None.

    Can get windy up on the tops of the Port Hills.
    You'll be sheltered from any Southerly in the valley so check the forecast before you head off.

    MTB riders on Huntsbury Farm Track

  • Sponsor this trail

    If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch below:

    Submit

See other runs nearby:

Godley Head loop
Mt Fitzgerald & Mt Sinclair
Lyttleton to Diamond Harbour
Summit Walkway
The Bowenvale Elevator
The Gorsetrack Strikes Back
Rapaki Sugarloaf Return
Sign Of The Takahe - Rapaki
Montgomery Park Reserve
Port Hills Nearly Half Marathon
Horse Longitudes
Horse Latitudes
Sumner Half Heads
Whigs' Flying Fifty (WFF)
VKV challenge
Banks Peninsula Ultra Beer Run
Bottle Lake Blue Loop
Gebbies to Packhorse Romp
Hagley Figure of 8
Avon City Loops
Avon - Source to Surf
Okuti to Hilltop Amble
Gondola Gallop
Orton Bradley Loop
The ATH (Around The Harbour)
Lava - H.ELL Loop
Travis Wetland Loop
Punk Rock Assault On Windsor Castle
The Guv'nor & His Birds
The Crater Rim
Lava Lite
Takahe Half
North New Brighton Spit
Mt Pleasant Trig
God's Con - Rehab Road
Gang of Four
Dog Sniffing Rhythms - Harbour Crusin'
Trinity - Harbour Bruisin'
Gates Of The East
Hunting Out A Gorge-ous Loop
Lyttelton Dress Circle
A Diamond in the Rough
Port Hills Spur Challenge!
Up Hill Down Valley
The Coffee Run
Pour Some Sugarloaf On Me
Never Trust A Crocodile
Lyttelton Semi-Circle
Hagley Perimeter
Holliss Stairway to Heaven
Diamond, Herbert & Fitzgerald
Barnett Bunker Buster
The Pipeline of Pain
Mt Vernon Farm Track
Vicki Vale
Heathcote River Run - Opawa to Hoon Hay
Christchurch 360 Trail - Sugarloaf Hills Section
Little Learner Loop (Halswell Quarry)
Bird to Bird
Port Hills Protocol
Bodybag
O'Farrells For Shore
The Governator
Heathcote Meander
Spitting Distance
Montgomery Loop
Canterbury Agricultural Park Loop
2 Sugars, 2 Vernons & a Half Shot
Quail Island Looping
The Chairlift Choice
Tussock Hill Ridge
Mt Pleasant Elevator
McLeans Meander
Girdle the Groynes
Governator 2 - Judgement Day
Christchurch 360 Trail - Godley Cliffs Section
Westmorland Wetland Time Trial
Loopy in Siberia
The North Faces
Westmorland Hill Reps
360 Trail - Dunes Wetlands Section
Rocking Gibraltar
Dune Bugging
Hey Sisters!
Living Springs Loop
Springing Around Longhurst
Lady Isaac Loop
The Missing Link
Beer Bum Bluffs
Brooklands for the Birds.
Surf's Up!!!
Styx Pick Me Up
Orton Odyssey
Shoeing the Horse
Tauhinu-Korokio TKO

Show all

Got a favourite trail? Tell us about it.

Share the love and add your favourite trail(s) to our growing trail directory.

Submit A Trail

Become a member today

Start enjoying the many benefits to becoming a member of our thriving community.

Become a member

Great brands at great prices with our VIP member's discount

Stay up to date

Sign up to our newsletter for latest offers and trail guides

Share this trail with a friend:

VIP Membership

Please register as a VIP or login to your VIP account to view this content.

Cancel Login Register

Membership Required

You can see up to three trail guides without being logged in but after that we require you to be logged in to your Free or VIP account. If you don’t yet have an account you can set one up here.

Login Register