Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Evansdale Glen loop

Waitati, Otago

Submitted by Steve Tripp

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 34 ?

Gnarl Factor: 47 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, some big hills

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -7.5%


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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.

Old dam and pipes along Carey's Creek was used to provide water to the old Seaview hospital.

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Parking at Evansdale Glen at the end of the road. Lock your car and don't leave valuables around!

4 km

5 minutes




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!

Blueskin Nursery Cafe
COFFEE, good food, and beautiful setting.

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Trail Reviews

Awesome loop - tho Strava clocked me at 11.8km to the dam

Renee Ferguson

April 2

Great route well worth the drive. Super nice bush in Carey's creek.
Grass and blackberries were over some of the lower track making it a bit slower and the middle section up Carey's creek is more technical that slows the pace. But very runable.

Mike Simpson

February 11, 2023

Super fun, enjoyed every second. This route has a bit of everything, even goats.

James Lambie

November 6, 2022

Great challenging route. River track pretty boggy but runable. This loop usually comes out closer to 25k on my watch.

Matt Sheat

July 31, 2020

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