Last Updated: 10th Apr 2024

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Korowai-Torlesse Roller Coaster

Springfield, Canterbury

Submitted by Steve O’Brien

Last Updated: 10th Apr 2024

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 20 ?

Gnarl Factor: 29 ?








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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


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.1%


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Estimated Times to Run







From the Car Park simply follow the track which is signposted up the coach stream route. There is a creek crossing before you go over a stile and head up the farm track, up some steep grades at times which can be a leg and lung killer. The track runs around to some beech forest then turn left at the crossing to head over the tops to the trig station.
Drink in the views and retrace your steps.

This trail includes the peak Trig M.

Amazing views

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There is area to park cars.

16 km

11 minutes




Turn left at the track intersection after 4.4km.


Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

No access to drinkable water

Possibly some stock present

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Sia Svendsen

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Trail Reviews

This trail is gorgeous and a "must do" run on my bucket list, lovely single path and beautiful golden sunlight shining over the hills yesterday , the ups and downs were fun and refreshing. I stood and watched the sun set and shadows slowly move in the landscape...this would trail be an epic night adventure with a cuppa and star watching at the trig!!

Lynette ELFICK

September 24, 2022

Snowshoeing trip after a heavy dump of wet snow. Makes life alot easier with the big feet on, but quite a bit slower than running the route. Came down Starvation Gully and hopped over the armco about 200m east side of the pass for the farm track back to the parking spot at the big bend. Awesome views, varied terrain and trig spot a nice place for a brew.

Christian Couper

July 15, 2022

Great run, super views and a bit of everything in the terrain: single track, scree, grass, bit of beech wood and a stream crossing. There was snow from 1000m today so made for a slippery final ascent but still lots of fun!

Stefanie Parks

September 18, 2021

Best trail run I’ve done for a while. Loved the views along the valley. The trail wound its way up and the a lovely runnable stretch through beech woods. The climb up to the Trig was well worth the early start. Strong NW up on the ridge. Awesome return back down to the car park at Coach Stream. Great training for The Piglet. Will be doing this run again.

helen chisholm

January 27, 2021

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