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Shakey Loop, Otago

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Shakey LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Julie Williamson

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Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest
Open farmlands

Beginner - Intermediate

1:45 (Slow)
1:15 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



Closed during lambing. CLEAR signs on all gates

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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.

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Features of interest

The famous Alexandra clock 

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 50%

Gravel Road: 40%

Sealed Road: 10%

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  • Access

    Park on Kerry Street Alexandra. Walk across Shakey Bridge and turn right.

    Parking on Kerry Street

    0 km

    1 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    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.

  • Post run indulgence

    COURT house Cafe
    Russell Street
    Awesome cakes and shakes.

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