Last Updated: 9th Feb 2024

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Brow Peak and Big Hill

Arrowtown, Otago

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 9th Feb 2024

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 39

Gnarl Factor: 40

19.0km

1630m

1630m

1456m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

30%
30%
30%
10%

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +17.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.2%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

Not suitable

Slow

3:15

Moderate

2:15

Fast

This takes in a good chunk of the final leg of all three of The WILD courses.

Most suitable for:
Intermediate level runners who are comfortable on technical terrain and exposed mountain ridges. Good fitness required.

Peaks to be bagged:
Brow Peak (1456m) and Big Hill (1137m)

Navigation:
Reasonably straightforward in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down over the ridges.

Trail Conditions:
Mostly easy to moderate single track and 4WD/farm track, but there is a good chunk of sketchy ridge travel following a vaguely poled route.

Plenty of parking.

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Moderate.

Reasonably straightforward in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down over the ridges.

Unknown.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Compass, Map.

There is none until you have bagged both peaks and are on your way down from Big Hill saddle (stream in the beech forest). We recommend you set off with at least 2L.

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