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Styx Pick Me Up, Canterbury

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Styx Pick Me UpBeginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

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Trail Information

4.60km

10m

10m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban

Loop

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Riverside
Lakeside
Other

Beginner

0:45 (Slow)
0:30 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)

-2.8%

+0.4%

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Description

This is an easy to follow trail that loops around a series of lakes, streams and a predator-proof fenced area. Mostly formed trail with the exception of about the final kilometre when it follows the predator fencing around the reserve. This is a maintained grass strip but can be muddy at times - there are footpath options nearby if wet/muddy feet don't appeal.


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Features of interest

An awesome wetland restoration project, this is quite the hidden gem. Lots of different bird life.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 20%

Easy Single Track: 80%


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  • Access

    Start from the Styx Mill Conversation Reserve Car Park, next to the EcoDrop Styx Mill.

    Plenty of parking in the reserve car park.

    9 km

    19 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Only tricky bit is around by the dog exercise area, make sure you head towards Hussey Road at this point, still on the gravel trail. The path then forks left onto the footpath or right into the trees - go right.

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.

    There is a drink fountain in the dog exercise area, which would require a slight deviation off the trail loop but not major.

    The trail is low lying in places and by their very nature the wetlands may get extra wet at times. The grass strip later in the run could be slippery.

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