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Tauhinu-Korokio TKO, Canterbury

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Tauhinu-Korokio TKOBeginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

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Trail Information

4.90km

315m

315m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open ridges/tops
Volcanic

Beginner

1:20 (Slow)
0:50 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)

-19.0%

+17.8%

Officially the Mount Pleasant bluffs track is closed but remains heavily used and kept clear by locals. A note on the DOC sign indicates there has been zero rock falls since the 2010 earthquakes.

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Description

Technical Trail 101 - this is a perfect introduction to technical trail across varied terrain types for the beginner. All close to civilization with good mobile coverage. For the more experienced runner this is an opportunity for a quick blast that'll have the legs and lungs burning.

Head along the Mount Pleasant Bluffs track to the Gun Batteries, continue through them and along the Crater Rim Walkway until about the 2.2km mark, a slightly less traveled trail drops down to the right towards Lyttelton. Follow this down into the valley and then skirt along behind the housing and then climb up to rejoin Major Hornbrook track back to your start point.


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Features of interest

Magnificent Mount Pleasant Bluffs, dripping water from overhanging rocks, WW2 gun batteries, and great views over Lyttelton harbour


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 70%

Moderate Single Track: 30%


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  • Access

    This trail starts from the Summit Road (head in from Mount Pleasant direction if driving or wander down the hill if taking the gondola).

    There is parking space just prior to the road closed barrier.

    13 km

    24 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    No water available.

    The newly re-developed lower track will be very slippery after rain. Avoid for a few days after rain.

    As with any mountain trail, avoid lingering where there may be a rock fall risk.

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