Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Chalkies Loop

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 14

Gnarl Factor: 56





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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Very hilly

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.2%


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Estimated Times to Run







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




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

William Hart

William Hart

has completed Chalkies Loop once in the last year.

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Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

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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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