Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Mt Clyde

Masterton, Manawatu - Wanganui

Submitted by Dianne Bailey

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 8

Gnarl Factor: 13








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Dog Friendly

Open farmlands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +12.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.8%


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The Mt Clyde Trig is mostly old farm tracks in open grassland. Spectacular views of the Wairarapa are to be seen from stages along the track and of course from the trig. The trig has an elevation of 500m and the carpark is a little above 200m so it involves a climb of close to 300m.

Trig at the top

Small carpark at the beginning of the track

23 km

19 minutes




Easy to follow the blue triangles

Very patchy.

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

Take your own drinking water

Boggy in parts after rain. Exposed to strong cold winds on top at any time of the year

Can be slippery on the grass track when wet

Farriers Bar and Eatery
North end of Queen Street, Masterton
Good food, good selection of beers, wines and coffee and lovely setting

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