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McLeans Meander, Canterbury

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McLeans MeanderBeginner

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Trail Information

10.20km

25m

25m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Totally/mostly flat

Plantation/exotic forest
Riverside

Beginner

1:20 (Novice)
1:00 (Intermediate)
0:40 (Elite)

-1.7%

+0.3%

Occasional diversions for forestry operations

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Description

Start and finish at the carpark. Mind the bikes. This run is on the designated walking/ running track so you won't have to deal with looking out for bikes zooming by, apart from at the occasional trail junction. The run itself is a mix of open gravel trail and pine needle strewn forest. If you are here in autumn look out for really awesome fungus displays. The trail is well marked and there's plenty of signage to let you know how far you've gone, and maps at various junctions. This is a really nice lo-fi cruise mode stretch out for all abilities, and great conditioning if you are doing the Naseby or Hanmer Old Forest races any time soon.


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Features of interest

Pop out to the Waimakariri riverbank for some cool views if you want a bit extra - on the River Loop track


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 30%

Easy Single Track: 70%


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  • Access

    McLeans Island Recreation Reserve Carpark

    Plenty of parking at the trail head.

    21 km

    29 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Just keep following the walker/ runner signs

    Patchy.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.

    Fill up at the carpark

    Tends to be muddier and colder in winter, you may need a hat and gloves on the coldest days

    Watch for bikes at the junctions. They zoom around here

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