Pelorus Loop Track Intermediate - Experienced
Submitted by Alex Radford
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushPlantation/exotic forestRiversideLakesideOpen farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
Intermediate - Experienced
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Beginning at the car park run up to Maungatapu saddle up to the top of mount Maungatapu. Run along to Dew lakes then up Little Twin and Dun Mountain. There you will get to view the Dun Mountain emergency shelter.
Continue running to Rocks hut to Middy Hut and then to Captains Creek Hut. From Captain Creek hut run along and down and past the beautiful Emerald Pools. From the Emerald Pools run back to the car park.
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 70%
Moderate Single Track: 20%
Easy Single Track: 10%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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Park at the car park at the end of Maungatapu road.
Lots of parking available.
Orange markers lead the whole way through.
Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Compass, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions).
There is available water at Rock hut which is drinkable. The rest of the route look for small creeks which are available along the way. Ideally bring a filter.
Exposed to cold winds and snow
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