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Hilly Delight, Otago

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Hilly DelightIntermediate

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

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Front country - easily accessible


Very hilly

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops


5:00 (Slow)
3:40 (Moderate)
2:30 (Fast)



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This is a smorgasbord of some favourite Arrowtown trails. A good chunk of it is on The WILD 50 mile course but also includes parts of the 20 mile and 100 mile courses too.

Most suitable for:
Intermediate level runners and above. A good level of fitness is required.

Peaks to be bagged:
Big Hill 1137m Navigation: Easy for the most part. One short section is untracked but should not present too many difficulties.

Trail Conditions
A mix of easy to moderate single track, 4WD/farm track and just enough technical terrain to add a touch of spice.

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Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 15%

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 35%

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  • Access

    The Fork and Tap pub in Arrowtown.

    Plenty of parking.

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  • Staying Safe


    Easy for the most part. One short section is untracked but should not present too many difficulties.


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

    We recommend taking at least 1.5L with you. This can be topped up when crossing the Arrow River at the base of the Hayes Creek Track and on the descent from Big Hill Saddle (stream in beech forest).

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