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Mount Studholme, Canterbury

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Mount StudholmeBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Sabrina Grogan

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Trail Information

16.40km

1000m

1000m

 

Canterbury

Waimate

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush
Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner - Intermediate

03:00 (Slow)
02:20 (Moderate)
01:35 (Fast)

-12.7%

+12.7%

Hunting 4WD track, easy to follow but can be muddy if there has been a lot of rain

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Description

This run is an absolute grind, but there is nothing too technical. Start at the farm gate and follow the 4WD/farm track all the way to the top. The first 3km are moderately undulating with decent ups and downs past paddocks and through some native bush. After a sharp down at 3km prepare yourself for 2km of solid uphill climbing (20% gradient).

After this it's still a steady climb to the top but much more chill. Likely to run through cloud, but on a good day your efforts are rewarded with incredible views at the top. Thats about 7km in. At the top you can either enjoy the view from the nearest peak or follow the 4WD track as it runs along the ridge to the right up to the true peak of Mount Studholme. After that its time to turn around and burn your legs back down the hill. Keep an eye out for people driving up the road hunting, but its not normally too busy.


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Features of interest

Incredible views both inland and out towards the coast.


Make Up of Run

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 80%

Gravel Road: 20%


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  • Access

    Head towards Dunedin from Timaru along the main highway. Turn right onto Lower Hook Road, and follow till Waimate Hunter Rd. Turn right and follow till Upper Hook Rd. Follow Upper Hook Rd till you reach Mt Studholme Rd, which will be a gated gravel road to your left just past a homestead. If you reach Engelbrechts Rd you have gone too far.

    No real parking here, but plenty of space on the roadside

    13 km

    15 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Pretty much cannot get lost, just follow the main road. Be careful at the top if the weather is nasty

    Unknown.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    None

    May be a bit more muddy after rain and miserable at the top if windy.

    Hunting route - wear bright clothes, don't use music so you can hear any vehicles using the road

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