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Caped Crusader, Otago

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Caped CrusaderBeginner

Submitted by Renee Ferguson

Info Info

Trail Information

3.10km

130m

130m

 

Otago

Oamaru

Urban

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Coastal

Beginner

0:35 (Slow)
0:20 (Moderate)
0:15 (Fast)

-13.2%

+13.2%

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Description

This is an off-leash area that is shared with walkers and mountain bikers. There are many other track options created by the local multisport club, the track is easy to follow, mostly hard packed dirt. Follow the main route up to the gun emplacement and then head down and left to the stairs and down to the beach (on this route I turned around at the beach to head back), then head back up the track and towards the emplacement again, take a left up the trail about 20m before the emplacement and head up the hill. There are many trails up there but they all meet back up to the main track, follow this back to the carpark. It is quite up and down so makes for a great short run or do loops to create a longer one.


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Features of interest

There are lookout points and gun emplacements, seals on the beach, blue penguins also come in on the beach


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 50%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 50%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    Drive to the lookout at the top of the hill that is visible above the harbour - entry via Tamar street

    A large carpark is easily accessible or you could run up from the camping ground at the harbour

    2 km

    6 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    There are plenty of twists and turns but they all meet the main trail again, and the carpark is also visible for a lot of the run

    Perfect throughout.

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

    There is a tap at the exit of the carpark that is hidden in a concrete formation, not sure if it is safe for drinking but people fill dog bowls there

    Can get slippery after rain as it is a clay base, also being exposed on the coast it can get very cold

    Seals - be careful on the beach, also be aware of the penguins coming in during the hours leading up to dusk or heading out at dawn

  • Post run indulgence

    Tees st cafe
    Cnr of Tees st and Itchen st
    Excellent everything! Options for everyone, GF, V, Meateaters

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