Submitted by Rob Bathgate
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Front country - easily accessible
Native bushOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
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This route is part of the Not The WILD Festival
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.
A mix of easy to moderate single track, 4WD/farm track and just enough technical terrain to add a touch of spice.
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 15%
Moderate Single Track: 50%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 35%
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The Fork and Tap pub in Arrowtown.
Plenty of parking.
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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See other runs nearby:
Big Hill Circuit
Sawpit Gully - German Hill
Mt Rosa Loop
Queenstown Trail Anticlockwise
Bush Creek Banger and The Steiger!
New Chums Loop
Brow Peak Mini Mission
Crown Peak Traverse
Lake Hayes Circuit
Coal Crown Arrowtown
Glenroy Water Race Track
Mt Sale via Crown Peak and Mt Scott
Advance Peak (via Big Hill inbound and Macetown Road outbound)
The Not WILD 50 Mile Course
The Not WILD 20 Mile Course
All The New Chums
Brow Peak and Big Hill
Mt Soho Marathon
Cardrona to Arrowtown
Fast and Flat in Arrowtown
Crown Peak and Mt Sale
The Beast of Beetham