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Graham's Grunt, Otago

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Graham's GruntBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Ultra Pīwakawaka

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Trail Information

10.00km

650m

650m

 

Otago

Dunedin

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Beginner - Intermediate

2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-7.9%

+17.6%

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Description

Once you've parked, continue up the gravel road. Graham's Bush signage should be clear. There is a large gate at the end of the road. Climb the steps to the left, and then continue a short distance before veering left onto the track, and then it's a short jog before reaching a small gate and the start of the track.

This beautiful reserve features a plethora of korimako, which can make for a very musical run. The track is close to running water which is crossed at points over short bridges. Expect some slippery rocks and mud year round, but especially after recent rainfall. Some pockets of the track are nestled into a wee nook and tend to stay wet. Once you're at the top you have options! You can take the track back the way you came, or you can make your way back to the Bethune's Gully track and make your way down there and back (if you're feeling like a double climb!) - otherwise, take some time to enjoy the scenery and some of the different sights such as the Organ Pipes and Butter's Peak.


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Features of interest

Grahams Bush Reserve was originally the site of sawmills and brick kilns operated by David Bethune in the 1880s, and became city council property in 1955. Mt Cargill rewards all climbers with a stunning panorama of Dunedin and the Otago Harbour. The Organ Pipes are close by, which are unique volcanic rock formations.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 10%

Moderate Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 60%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 10%

Sealed Road: 0%


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