Pineapple and FlagstaffBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Kieran Philip
Starting at the base of the hill, Tanner Rd, follow the well marked track up the hill. It heads up past a water fountain (handy spot to fill up if you are planning on going further afield). You then pass by the Water Treatment station (to the hight hand side of the buildings) and head in a lovely section of native bush. You wind your way up through this and then break out onto the open areas. Continue heading forward until you reach the junction signpost where you can also head to Swampy Summit if you choose. Take a left here and head towards Flagstaff as you wind around the closest hill. Continue on, you know you've reached Flagstaff when you reach the plaque/survey mark at the top. Then it's a nice gentle meander back down, or a blistering quad-smashing speed back down, either way will get you back to your car.
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Features of interest
360 degree panoramic views of surrounding countryside - which is well worth a look!
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 5%
Moderate Single Track: 10%
Easy Single Track: 80%
Gravel Road: 5%
Starting point is located at the bottom of Booth Road, where Tanner Road and Fulton Road meet.
Parking available in the streets around the starting location.
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .
Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Water fountain near the bottom of the track, none higher up.
Can be rather windy and chilly up on top, with snow at times during winter. Pack windproof clothing.
See other runs nearby:
Karetai, Highcliff, Paradise and Greenacres
Green Hill via Swampy
Taieri Mouth Millenium Trail
Mt Cargill and Organ Pipes
Ross Creek and McGouns
Signal Hill Big Easy
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