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Roaring Meg Pack Track, Otago

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Roaring Meg Pack TrackIntermediate

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Info Info

Trail Information

20.80km

1040m

900m

 

Otago

Cromwell

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Very hilly

Riverside
Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Intermediate

3:00 (Novice)
2:30 (Intermediate)
2:00 (Elite)

-10.0%

+11.5%

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Description

Starting at the reserve, head up the poled route until you meet up with the dam access road. Follow this up the hill until you reach the stile at the end. Then it becomes a single track marked by poles, follow this along until you reach Plank Creek, where you will have to get your feet wet and cross the Roaring Meg creek. Continue following the poles up until Tuhoys Saddle. It's then an easy cruise down the farm road/pack track until you reach the Cardrona Valley Road. Head along to the left for another 1.7km until you reach Cardrona township.


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Features of interest

Dams, Rivers, Mining relics


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 3%

Technical Single Track: 3%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 30%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 30%

Gravel Road: 21%

Sealed Road: 3%


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  • Access

    Located in the Roaring Meg reserve opposite the power station viewing area.

    Room for parking at trail head, pretty secluded so I'd take valuable with you.

    15 km

    11 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .

    Just keep an eye on the poles and you should be ok.

    Very patchy.

    Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Roaring Meg available at points, easiest is when you cross it at Plank Creek.

    Very snowy during winter, would be difficult to find track in heavy snow.

    Just the usual footing issues.

  • Post run indulgence

    Cardrona Hotel
    2312 CARDRONA VALLEY ROAD, RD2, WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND
    http://cardronahotel.co.nz/
    It's the Cardrona Hotel, you have to get amongst it. :)

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