Last Updated: 22nd Sep 2023

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Hilly Delight

Arrowtown, Otago

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 22nd Sep 2023

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 52 ?

Gnarl Factor: 44 ?

26.7km

2065m

2065m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

35%
50%
15%

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +15.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.5%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

5:00

Slow

3:40

Moderate

2:30

Fast

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.

This trail includes the peak Big Hill .

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Plenty of parking.

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Moderate.

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

Unknown.

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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Crystal Brindle

Crystal Brindle

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