Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Chalkies Loop

Dunedin, Otago

Submitted by Steve Tripp

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 14

Gnarl Factor: 56

6.1km

435m

440m

520m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup

20%
40%
40%

Gravel Road

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.2%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

1:00

Fast

From the carpark run about 1km back down Silverstream Valley Rd till you see a sign for the track to Powder Hill going up on the right. Follow this up and turn right where it joins a track through some plantation. Continue up about 500m until a track goes to the right to Powder Hill trig. Near the trig there is a turn off down the hill again for Chalkies track and the limestone cliffs. Follow this down to Silverstream to join the 4WD by the Silver stream fords. Turn right and come back to the car park.

Some interesting chalk (limetone) cliffs.

15 km

20 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Generally good.

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

No water

Can be cold with poor visibility up top.

Inch Bar
8 Bank St
Good beer on tap

Trail Legend

HS

Hamish Sutherland

has completed Chalkies Loop twice in the last year.

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Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

Can be run in either direction

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Trail Reviews

One of the most fun short runs I've done in a long time. Thigh-pounding ascent and dreamy, fast descent.

Iain Menmuir

April 3, 2022

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