Easy Rider & Conical HillBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Jules Harris
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Front country - easily accessible
Native bushPlantation/exotic forest
Beginner - Intermediate
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This is a great cruisy run with a bit of a hill climb towards the end - starting in the Hanmer Village & taking any of the entries into the Hanmer Heritage forest. Easy Rider is a clearly marked & is a shared mountain bike trail. It can be run either clockwise or anti-clockwise, anti-clockwise is slightly uphill.
Once you get to Jollies Pass Rd, cross onto the Heritage Trail & then follow the wide trail back towards town. You can pop out here or follow the trail called Sloop towards Majuba which takes you on a trail less traveled half way up Conical Hill. Make sure you make it to the top & soak up the view then enjoy the fast downhill all the way back down for coffee.
Features of interest
View from the top of Conical Hill
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 80%
Sealed Road: 20%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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Access is via various entry points along the river from Hanmer township
Plenty of parking in Hanmer
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Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
No water needed for this short jaunt
Might be cold in winter (or maybe April in a storm)
Post run indulgence
Great coffee & carrot cake
Salt & Pepper
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See other runs nearby:
Fowlers Pass - St James
Mt Isobel Long Loop
Hanmer 10km loop
Hope Kiwi Half
Hanmer Old Forest Loop
St James Walkway
Doubtful Lake Man with Hope
A Tale of Two Peters
Nina Valley SH7 to Swingbridge
Doubting the Devil
Maling Fowler Pass Loop
Around Hanmer Ski Field
Balmoral Fire Lookout