Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

Save Trail Save

I've done it Done

Mt Barrosa Burn

Mt Somers Village, Canterbury

Submitted by Jean Jack

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

Save Trail Save

I've done it Done

Grunt Factor: 24 ?

Gnarl Factor: 92 ?

7.0km

800m

800m

1364m

  

  

  

Login as a VIP to see driving directions, distance and time.

Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Dog Friendly

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

20%
60%
20%

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +24.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -24.0%

Trailhead

Login as a VIP to see the trailhead information.

Estimated Times to Run

Not suitable

Slow

1:40

Moderate

1:10

Fast

This is a straight up ridge grunt that gets the legs burning. The first KM gives you a little bit of a moderate hill warm up before things get going. Poles would be good if you are familiar with them. Open single track and tussock ridge lines lead you to the summit and its spectacular views of the Hakatere basin and its surrounding mountains. Touch the cairn and after a quick refresh, get the legs ready for a speedy descent. Enjoy!

This trail includes the peak Mount Barrosa.

A good view of the classic Mount Somers trails with some interesting rock features of its own hidden within the side gullies.

If you know of any public toilets near the trail start or on the route, please login and then let us know so we can update this section.

Park at the pull out for the Mt Barrosa trail - DOC sign. 

19 km

13 minutes

Yes

No

Moderate.

There are a couple of small bluffs that you come up to on your way up which you traverse right (east) under. There is some lose rocks underfoot so take care to keep your speed in check on the way down. There is cell coverage at the summit. You lose cell phone coverage a few KMs out from Mount Somers village.

Very patchy.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

There is a stream at the very start - this may have stock access though.

During winter snow can cover the route. There was a dusting of snow along the last 500m when I was up there in July.

Some lose rock underfoot in the last KM

Mount Somers shop ice creams are pretty good

Trail Legend

Sam Mowat

Sam Mowat

has completed Mt Barrosa Burn once in the last year.

Learn about Trail Legends.

You and Mt Barrosa Burn

As a VIP member you can record private notes for this trail, see all of your times and more.

Register Now

Already have an account? Login now

Trail Reviews

Loved this trail! The views were incredible.

Richele McKenzie

January 2, 2023

In my element. A good nudge up and downhill takes a bit of thinking at times but can zip down all the same.

Alice Brice

October 4, 2021

Loved it! Bit of easy trail to start then lots of ridgeline fun all the way up to the peak.

Stefanie Parks

April 20, 2021

Login to submit a review

Trail Running Community

Find people who are interested in or have completed this trail run.

You must register or login to view this feature.

Register Now

Overlapping Trails

These overlap with this trail 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 activity for each.

Clent Eastward in “Barrosa”

Clent Eastward in “Barrosa”

Length: 26.3km

Level: Intermediate - Experienced

Other trails nearby
Mystery Lake Loop

Mystery Lake Loop

Length: 24.1km

Level: Intermediate

Big A Little A - Mt Arrowsmith

Big A Little A - Mt Arrowsmith

Length: 42.2km

Level: Intermediate

Mt Guy

Mt Guy

Length: 9.6km

Level: Intermediate

The Emily Escapade

The Emily Escapade

Length: 32.2km

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Find more trails and peaks nearby