Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Galloway Gallop

Alexandra, Otago

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 18 ?

Gnarl Factor: 11 ?

25.3km

50m

50m

183m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +1.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -1.8%

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Estimated Times to Run

3:00

Slow

2:20

Moderate

1:45

Fast

Starting at the Alexandra Station, you head out along the Central Otago Rail Trail towards the Manukerikia River. Cross the bridge and then head North. This guide is written up as if you go all the way the next crossing of the Manuherikia River (12.2km) but you can stop and turn back at anytime sooner. This is a great spot to have a nice flat run, stretch the legs, do some time trials etc, but not have to worry about being mowed down by a car.

Great Central Otago landscape, Rail Trail relics.

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There is a small off street carpark located at the starting point.

3 km

5 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

None.

Very hot and exposed in the summer, most likely frosty in the winter.

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