Cairnmuir to ClydeBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Kieran Philip
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Front country - easily accessible
Point to Point (one way)
Open farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
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The track follows the Cairnmuir DOC track, up and over the Cairnmuir Range. From the start at Cornish Point, you follow the DOC marking up the road and then veer off to the right at the specified sign and head up the hill proper. Follow the markings for the duration of the track which will take you all the way out to Hawksburn Rd. Once you get to Hawksburn Rd, follow the road to the left and downhill until you meet the tarsealed road. Head left on the bitumen, cross the red bridge and you've made it to Clyde!
Features of interest
Great views across the Cromwell, Alexandra area.
Make Up of Run
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 85%
Gravel Road: 10%
Sealed Road: 5%
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
Start of DOC track on Cornish Point Rd, on your right, if you hit gravel you've gone too far.
Small parking area. Reasonably safe area.
Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Small stream near Musterers Hut, in farmland though so drink at your own risk. Best take your own!
Snow on tops during winter and can be bitterly cold when windy, even in summer.
Post run indulgence
Merchant of Clyde
Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand (Next to Olivers)
Great coffee and food right in the middle of the historic main road.
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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
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