Last Updated: 14th Feb 2024


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Red Hill to Mt Lyndon Loop

Springfield, Canterbury

Submitted by Rose Pearson

Last Updated: 14th Feb 2024


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Grunt Factor: 51 ?

Gnarl Factor: 96 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible



Open farmlands

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.5%


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Estimated Times to Run

Not suitable






From the road follow the farm 4WD up to the terrace then continue along the terraces (either on the 4WD or direct) until the drainage opens up.

Cross some swampy land and make your way past a few beech trees and across some river gravels. Start up the obvious spur to your left and take this to the top of Red Hill.

Traverse the ridge between Red Hill and Mt Lyndon. Descend the south spur off My Lyndon and retrace your steps through the swampy land and along the terraces to the road.

This trail includes the peaks Red Hill - Craigieburn and Mount Lyndon.

The trained eye can make out Porters Pass from the top of Mt Lyndon.

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The Lake Lyndon to Coleridge road can be closed in winter. The road is narrow so make sure you park well of the road. The is space for parking on the verge at both the top and bottom hairpin turns.

27 km

27 minutes


Name: Brooksdale Station
Telephone: 03-318 4748


Make sure you start up the right ridge to Red Hill, and make sure you start down the right ridge off Mt Lyndon.


Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map

None on the peaks and traverse. There are cattle on the lowlands so probably best not to drink from the stream either - at least low down.

There will be snow and ice in winter so pack micro-spikes then.

Hororata Cafe
Very nice pies and friendly staff

Sheffield Pie Shop
Also very nice pies and friendly staff.

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