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Arrowtown Gold, Otago

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Arrowtown GoldBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Mike Kerr

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Trail Information

19.50km

1300m

1300m

 

Otago

Cromwell

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

5:00 (Slow)
3:45 (Moderate)
2:30 (Fast)

-14.3%

+15.9%

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Description

Cross the bridge which is behind the toilet and turn left and head up the 4WD track keeping right, cross the irrigation pipe and follow the single track. At the bridge take the right hand trail marked Sawpit Gully, here you start the hill climb. At about 2.8km you will come out of the bush and reach an intersection, here you take a left. If you look straight up you will see Brow Peak, that’s where you’re headed. Head straight up, once you get to the ridgeline turn left and head up to Brow Peak. Enjoy the view and then turn around and enjoy a sensational piece ridgeline running down to the Big Hill Saddle. Then follow the trail up over Big Hill and down the Hayes Creek track down to the Arrow River. Follow the river for a short way keeping an eye out for an orange marker, here you climb a bank out of the river and onto Macetown Rd where you turn right and head back to Arrowtown.


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Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 80%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%


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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Big Hill Circuit

Big Hill Circuit

Length: 20.70km

Macetown

Macetown

Length: 27.50km

Brow Peak Mini Mission

Brow Peak Mini Mission

Length: 21.00km


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  • Access

    Start at the Chinese Village which is at the end of Buckingham St.

    There is plenty of parking at the Chinese Village

    47 km

    39 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    When you get to the Arrow River head downstream for a short period keeping an eye out for the orange marker. This is where you climb the bank up to the road.

    Very patchy.

    Thermal leggings, Short-sleeved thermal top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There is no available water

    In winter there will be snow and ice

  • Post run indulgence

    Arrowtown Bakery for a pie.
    Buckingham St.
    Great pies

    Slow Cuts
    Buckingham St
    Great burger, smashed potatoes and craft beer

    Fork and Tap
    Buckingham St
    A huge range of craft beers and good food.

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