Korowai-Torlesse Roller CoasterBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Steve O’Brien
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Open farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
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.
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Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 20%
Easy Single Track: 10%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 70%
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
Located alongside SH73, look for the Korowai-Torlesse Tussocklands DOC sign on the corner before you start the ascent up to Porters Pass.
There is an area to park cars.
There is area to park cars.
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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