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Slick and Quick Swampy, Otago

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Slick and Quick SwampyBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Henry Ritchie

Info Info

Trail Information

10.00km

600m

600m

 

Otago

Dunedin

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

1:30 (Novice)
1:10 (Intermediate)
0:45 (Elite)

-9.8%

+11.6%

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Description

Start at the carpark at Sullivan's Dam and make your way down the gravel road (away from Sullivan's Dam), across the bridge over the top of the motorway and keep following the gravel road for about 1.85km until you reach a bridge. Just before this bridge you'll want to turn right and head up a steepish gravel track for about 600m and you'll see a little track heading into the bush on your right (easily missed so keep an eye out).

Head up this muddy, technical 'track' (you'll pop out into the open grass once or twice) before heading into the bush again. You'll eventually end up on a 4WD track that heads up (very steep in places). Keep following this and as it starts to ease. As you get closer to the summit you'll see a little track on your right which will take you up to the summit (again, easily missed).

From here, shoot down the Leith Saddle track (very muddy in places), to the top of the the motorway. Cross, and run down to the car. You can add distance by adding a loop or two of Sullivan's Dam if you feel like it. Very enjoyable run with plenty of variation, and is relatively short, (slick) and sweet!


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Features of interest

Fantastic views from the top of Swampy of the city, up the northern coast and of Mount Cargill.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 15%

Moderate Single Track: 30%

Easy Single Track: 15%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 30%

Gravel Road: 10%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    Drive on SH1 to the top of the Northern Motorway and turn right and drive on the gravel road until you get to the Sullivan's Dam gate where there is room to park a car or two.

    Enough room to park on either side of the road and safe.

    12 km

    17 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    As mentioned above, two tracks which you need to take on your RIGHT can easily be missed. Not disastrous if you take the wrong turn, you'll soon realise!

    Perfect throughout.

    Lightweight fleece top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    No water

    Very muddy after rain (but fun).

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