Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Peaking Out

Lake Coleridge Village, Canterbury

Submitted by Fiona Stechmann

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 56 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Open farmlands

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +22.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -22.3%


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From the car park cross the fence at the stile and then follow the marked fenceline to stay on the easement across the farmers land. From here the trail pretty much just heads directly up the side of the hill on the well marked but quite rough trail till you gain the main ridge.

Here the gradient eases slightly but still remains challenging. Continue following the obvious trail up the main ridge and admire the 360 degree views as they are revealed. The ridge eases off for a section and then steepens again for one final push to the top.

Enjoy the views that rival Roy's Peak but without the crowds and then retutn the same way.

This trail includes the peak Peak Hill .

There are a couple of Interpretation panels along the way outlining the geographical and cultural history of the area.

Park in the flat area on the grass on the side of the road. There does not appear to be broken glass etc but this is fairly remote so not too many people around to keep and eye on your car. No public transport.

10 km

16 minutes




Very patchy.

Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions), Gaiters


Extremely exposed to both Norwest winds and Southerlies. Snow may be encountered and there is no shelter once you are on the main ridge.

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Trail Reviews

The Roy's Peak of Canterbury without the crowds

Steve Anderson

April 1

Amazing views. Panoramic. Utterly gorgeous. Like running on marbles on the descent!

Lauren Mai Anderson

March 9, 2022

This would have to be the best views for effort

George Mitchell

September 7, 2020

This one is incredible bang for your buck! Sensational views and worthy of many repeat visits

Tony Sharpe

September 4, 2020

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