Last Updated: 2nd Jan 2024

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Lowburn to Deep Creek

Cromwell, Otago

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 2nd Jan 2024

Intermediate - Experienced

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Grunt Factor: 32 ?

Gnarl Factor: 29 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back


Open farmlands

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Moderate Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -13.7%


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Estimated Times to Run







Starting at the road, follow the orange marker poles through the bottom paddocks. Head up the first wee hill via the farm track and then drop down to Low Burn via the poled route. Cross the creek and then take a right hand turn. Follow this farm track for the next 4ish kilometers. There is the occasional orange marker to keep you on route. The farm track then switches to some sweet single track as you sidle along the hillside. You will be heading along underneath and then around Castle Rock (not on topo, but looks like a castle). You are then following the poles/fence line up to the tops where you will meet the main Pisa Range 4WD track. Follow this and the markers heading left down to the Deep Creek Hut.

No dedicated parking spots. Park on road shoulder. Fairly secluded rural road.

9 km

9 minutes


Name: Lowburn Station


Generally good.

Waterproof leggings, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map

Some creeks which are fine to drink out of up on the hillside.

Very exposed, so rug up warm. Be prepared to turn back as can be particularly nasty up on top and can change quickly.

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