Last Updated: 13th Jun 2024


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Miniature Train Set

Little River Rail Trail

Lincoln, Canterbury

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

Last Updated: 13th Jun 2024


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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 9 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly


Open farmlands

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -0.8%


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This is a straightforward trail signposted as the "Little River Rail Trail".

It could easily be combined with our "Lets Go Down to Liffeytown" route for an 11km trot, or if you are extra keen on a much longer run the Rail Trail route follows Gilmours Road and Rivers Road to connect with the 23km "Little River Chuggalong" route from our trail running directory, all the way to Little River.

Nice route along the old Lincoln Rail line as it headed south.

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Park up on Liffey Drive by the reserve and tennis courts. Safe on street parking.

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Watch out for cars at the road crossing.

Perfect throughout.

Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map


No issues.

Watch the road crossing. Popular with bikes too.

The Laboratory
Lincoln township
Greta craft beer, food and refreshments

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Trail Reviews

The highlight is undeniably Slinky the Snake! Second place goes to the airplane.

Matt Halverson

June 16

One of my local runs! Track is easy to follow and wide. Not super inspiring, but a good 'trail' run close to home. Watch out for cyclists, they sneak up on you. Halfway when you hit the turn around, there is a person selling eggs. Sometimes we bring a bag and run these back home for a post run, protein filled breakfast.

Stewie Stuart

December 11, 2023

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