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Waimak River Run - Part 1 , Canterbury

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Waimak River Run - Part 1 Beginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

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Trail Information

20.00km

60m

 

Canterbury

Springfield

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Totally/mostly flat

Plantation/exotic forest
Riverside
Open farmlands

Beginner

3:00 (Slow)
2:15 (Moderate)
1:30 (Fast)

-1.8%

+2.1%

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Description

Part one of three runs, of approximately 20km, that will make up the Waimakariri River Run series (around 65km in total). Plenty of access points of Old West Coast and McLean's Island roads for support. Well maintained (graded) track that varies from rough gravel to flat sand with occasional water crossing (three at time of recording).

Follow the main graded path (obvious) the entire way. When presented with options do the following:
Bleakhouse Rd (10km) go left
Floodbank (13.1km) go left
Cooks Rd (16.2km) go right, then left
Ansons Rd (19km) go around bend to left


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Easy Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    Entrance on the South side of the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge

    Car parking off SH72 or down the trail 100m or so there is a picnic area with plenty of space.

    15 km

    12 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

    Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Plenty of water around but access/drink-ability is changeable. Carry at least 1 litre

    After rain, water crossings may be deeper. Avoid after heavy rains if river is high as parts of this trail will be prone to flooding if the river bursts it's banks.

    Water crossings would be less than knee deep normally, opportunities are present to rock/log hop to avoid getting wet feet but may be slippery.

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