Evansdale Glen loopIntermediate
Submitted by Steve Tripp
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushPlantation/exotic forest
Cross the footbridge at the end of the road and run along the creek about 2 km. The track forks. Left goes joins and follows Carey's Creek. Lots of creek crossings - you will probably get wet feet! It's about 7km to the dam and then the track climbs steeply to Double Hill Rd. Turn right and run along the gravel Rd (it turns into Mountain Track Rd) for 6 or 7km. Watch for signs on the right for the top of the downhill track (Honeycomb Track). Head down this. About 500m take the track to the left (Rongomai Track). Another 500m take the track down hill to the right. A wonderfully steep downhill ridge and you end up back at the fork 2km from the start.
Features of interest
Old dam and pipes along Carey's Creek was used to provide water to the old Seaview hospital.
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 35%
Moderate Single Track: 40%
Gravel Road: 25%
drive north about 2km along highway 1 from Waitati. After Coast Rd on right cross a bridge and Evansdale Glen Road goes off to the left. Drive along and park at the end.
Parking at Evansdale Glen at the end of the road. Lock your car and don't leave valuables around!
If you miss the Rongomai-Honeycomb turn off on the way down you will end up back in Carey's Creek. No problem. Keep heading down creek and you will get home.
Long-sleeved thermal top, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Lots of creek water. Drink at your own risk.
Muddy after rain and more creek crossings!
Post run indulgence
Blueskin Nursery Cafe
COFFEE, good food, and beautiful setting.
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