Greengauge LoopIntermediate - Experienced
Submitted by Steve Tripp
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Intermediate - Experienced
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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.
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%
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
Mountain Rd DOC Carpark, Silverpeaks
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
8 Bank St
Crush the Cargill discount if you ask for it. Always a few fresh brews on tap.
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Green Hill via Swampy
Taieri Mouth Millenium Trail
Mt Cargill and Organ Pipes
Ross Creek and McGouns
Signal Hill Big Easy
Pineapple and Flagstaff
Slick and Quick Swampy
Silverpeaks Classic Loop
Flagstaff Swampy Circuit
Leith Valley Swampy Circuit
Alternative Flagstaff Circuit
Seal Point Rd to Sandymount
Purakaunui Beach Loop
Leith Saddle and Burns Track loop
Ross, Pineapple, Frasers loop
Racing to Rain Gauge
2.8 Peaks Dunedin
Nichols Fall Loop
The Bullring Basher
The 3 Peaks