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Gebbies to Packhorse Romp, Canterbury

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Gebbies to Packhorse RompBeginner

Submitted by Stephanie Berry

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Trail Information

11.40km

470m

470m

453m

Canterbury

Christchurch

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Plantation/exotic forest
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops
Volcanic

Beginner

2:00 (Novice)
1:30 (Intermediate)
1:00 (Elite)

-11.0%

+11.0%

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Description

An easy out and back from Gebbies Pass to the Packhorse hut ... trail is easy to follow once off the 4wd access road. Mostly climbing through pine forest with a couple of k's of nice sweet single track along the edge of the hill before you reach the hut, then an awesome downhill blat back to the cars.


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Features of interest

Packhorse Hut ... one of the original stone teahouses on the route from Godleys Heads to Akaroa that was intended to be the Summit Road


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 98%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 2%


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  • Access

    Park at the top of Gebbies Pass Road in the parking area just past/before the Summit Road intersection (depending which direction you come from)

    Parking for about a dozen cars. Don't leave valuables in car if leaving overnight as hoons seem to enjoy breaking into vehicles here ... okay during the day

    24 km

    37 minutes

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    Easy.

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    Generally good.

    Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Drinkable water at the Packhorse - round the back of the hut.

    Track is closed during lambing

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