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The Pyramid, Canterbury

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The PyramidBeginner

Submitted by Renee Ferguson

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Trail Information

17.00km

265m

265m

 

Canterbury

Twizel

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Riverside
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner

2:30 (Slow)
1:50 (Moderate)
1:20 (Fast)

-3.0%

+4.6%

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Description

This is a great track for all levels, in summer it is popular as part of the Dusky trail - so there are a lot of mountain bikers around. Easy to follow with bright orange poles the entire way. Its a straightforward track - up over the hill and then straight down the valley, hot in summer and freezing in winter. A few minor stream crossings where it's guaranteed wet feet so plan for that. No toilets or water and its farmland so be considerate during lambing etc


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Features of interest

Awesome views of the mountain ranges


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 5%

Easy Single Track: 5%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 85%


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  • Access

    Head out of Twizel via Glen Lyon road, cross the canel and turn left. Follow the road for 300m and then right up the gravel road into the carpark

    Plenty of parking either off the road in the car park, or for a bit of visibility park next to the canal where there are usually at least a few fishermen around

    8 km

    10 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .

    Once you hit the Pyramid lookout point, head down the gravel/4wd track and keep an eye out for the orange poles - keep them in sight and you can't go wrong

    Generally good.

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

    There are a few streams that have snow melt - but it is through farmed land... I have drunk from it with no issues

    Cold winds at the top in winter, and ice and snow on much of the trail. In summer, it gets very hot and a sunhat is a must

  • Post run indulgence

    Shawtys or Ministry of Work
    Twizel town square
    Awesome coffee at Shawtys, and the curly fries and beer at Ministry of Work :-) (both in the same location, owned by the same person)

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