Submitted by Kieran Philip
SampleRegister to view
Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Open farmlandsOpen ridges/tops
Fastest Known Times (FKTs)
Please set your gender to see your position on the FKT leaderboards.
There are currently no male FKTs for Cairnmuir Hill.
The more , the harder the FKT will be to beat. Learn about Fastest Known Times.
Missing your time?
Register or login as a VIP and get yourself on the FKT leaderboard!
Starts just off Cornish Point Road and heads up a gravel road for the first wee while. Before dropping down into a gully you veer right onto the DOC track proper and head up the hill. You keep heading up the hill following the farm track, then you head up the hill some more. You eventually get to the top of the hill (Cairnmuir Hill), then you have earned the lovely downhill run back to the car.
Features of interest
Great views looking down into Cromwell Gorge and over to Alexandra. Old musterers hut located on track is a nice spot too.
Make Up of Run
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 80%
Gravel Road: 20%
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
Carpark is located just off Cornish Point road, on your right as you head NE. If you hit gravel you have gone too far.
There is a small parking area at the start of the track.
Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
None, so take plenty.
Snow on top at times during winter, very cold and exposed most of the time. Windproof clothing is recommended.
Sponsor this trail
See other runs nearby:
Welshtown via Koinga, Kanuka and Logantown
Cromwell to Clyde
Kawarau River Track
Aurora and Kanuka Loops
Pisa Moorings Meander
Roaring Meg Pack Track
Cairnmuir to Clyde
Mt Apiti via Castle Rock
Mt Pisa via Tinwald Burn Ridge
Cromwell Gorge and Cairnmuir Loop
Locharburn to Lake McKay
Lowburn to Deep Creek
Grandview Ridge Track
Potters Creek Loop
Mt Difficulty Loop
Upper Pipeclay Track
Lost The Tracks - Otago Central Rail Trail