Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Shakey Loop

Alexandra, Otago

Submitted by Julie Williamson

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 10

Gnarl Factor: 11








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Plantation/exotic forest

Open farmlands

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +5.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -7.2%


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Estimated Times to Run







Turn right after crossing Shakey Bridge. Along gravel road for about 1km then right turn onto poo track...can be a little smelly. Follow rock garden track, take main path ...crossing a fence, and then another...veering to the left after second gate. Stay on grassy track until you hit the main Little Valley Road at 5km mark. Follow the road home. At 9km you can pop down the track on the left by a graffiti wall overlooking Alexandra.

The famous Alexandra clock 

Parking on Kerry Street

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Well...if you turn to early...all tracks eventually lead back to town.

Generally good.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

No water generally. Sometimes after rain there will be a few.little streams.

On 30 degree plus days take water.

Some slippery rocks going up poo track if wet.

COURT house Cafe
Russell Street
Awesome cakes and shakes.

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Regan Arthur

has completed Shakey Loop 3 times in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Beautiful track and good views

Wolfgang Bach

April 19, 2023

We enjoyed the first section up Poo Track abd Graveyard Gully (awesome geology) but the road section was a bit dull. Avoid in the heat.

Richele McKenzie

January 2, 2023

Nice wee casual loop, good for a chill run. Good way to get your bearings to be able to explore more of the trails in the area later on!

Holly Barclay

June 11, 2021

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