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Greengauge Loop, Otago

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Greengauge LoopIntermediate - Experienced

Submitted by Steve Tripp

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Front country - easily accessible


Very hilly

Native bush

Intermediate - Experienced

3:00 (Slow)
2:20 (Moderate)
1:40 (Fast)



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Can be run in either direction

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From the Silverpeaks Track carpark take the main Silverpeaks track towards Pulpit Rock. At about 3 km look for a turn off to the left with a rather discrete sign for Greengauge track.

Greengauge drops down really steep to the creek and then up steeply before joining Rain Guage. Follow Rain Gauge track up to the tussock on Swampy. Before meeting the road there is a track to the left called Rollinsons Track. Follow this to join Swampy Ridge track, turn left and join back on to the Green Ridge Silverpeaks track. Turn right and it's just 1km back to the car.

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Features of interest

Wonderful views, native bush (beech and podocarp and regenerating)

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 40%

Easy Single Track: 40%

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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Green Hill via Swampy

Green Hill via Swampy

Length: 30.00km

Swampy Ridge Track

Swampy Ridge Track

Length: 10.00km

The Bullring Basher

The Bullring Basher

Length: 37.00km


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  • Access

    Mountain Rd DOC Carpark, Silverpeaks

    27 km

    34 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Follow the GPX as there are a couple of other tracks and the turn off to Green Gauge is not obvious.


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

    The creek at the bottom has some good drinkable water. It's about half way round but most of the climbing is after this point.

    Can be done any season but it will get muddy and slippery especially on Swampy Ridge track.

  • Post run indulgence

    Inch Bar
    8 Bank St
    Crush the Cargill discount if you ask for it. Always a few fresh brews on tap.

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