Wild Things - NZ Trail Running Club
NZ Trail Running Club

Login



don't have an account?

Little Criffle A to B, Otago

Trail Directory proudly supported by Further Faster

Update Your Header Picture

Little Criffle A to BBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

Info Info
Map Loading

Trail Information

18.00km

1200m

1250m

 

Otago

Wanaka

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, some big hills

Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

4:30 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:15 (Fast)

-12.6%

+13.3%

Annually shut for lambing - 10 October till 10 November inclusive.

Download PDF Guide

Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

Please set your gender to see your position on the FKT leaderboards.

Men

Women

There are currently no female FKTs for Little Criffle A to B.

Filter FKTs

The more , the harder the FKT will be to beat. Learn about Fastest Known Times.

Missing your time?

Register or login as a VIP and get yourself on the FKT leaderboard!

Register Now

Description

From the DOC car park follow the orange markers to a river crossing within your first 200m. This is the only crossing until the other end.

The farmland is a bit overgrown with matagouri in places, so keep an eye out for the markers. Ascend to the ridge, turn left and enjoy views of the Pisa range as you head north towards Wanaka. After about 5.5k of ridge line (after you passed the trig ) look out for a sharp left farm track - it's easily missed!

Follow this grassy 4WD track down and follow the markers (which get a bit sparce) back down to the Cardrona river again. Get some wet feet and head right away from the river (towards the main road) Pick up the markers in the paddocks and follow these until you reach the DOC Little Criffle car park (The Larches end).


Trail Community

There are currently no members to show for this trail.

Find people who are interested in this run.

You must register or login to view this content.

Features of interest

Great views!


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 20%

Technical Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 20%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 40%


Route Data

Reviews:

You must register or login to view this content.

Photos:

You must register or login to view this content.

Your Trail Wishlist

All the runs that are on your To Do list (no limit).

Add to wishlist view wishlist

Your Trail Dreamlist

The runs you most want to do (limited to 10).

Add to dreamlist view dreamlist

Wild Explorers

I did it!
  • Access

    Start at the southern entrance to the Little Criffle track in between Cardrona and Wanaka on Cardrona Valley Road.
    There's a small DOC carpark just off the roadside to the east side of the road, directly opposite #1142 (Highland Burn)

    13 km

    11 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Generally an easy route to follow with the poles. Bit tricky in low cloud or if the poles are tucked away.

    Generally good.

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

    You cross two working sheep farms, so best to take your own.

    Route and ridge will be in snow in winter season.

  • Sponsor this trail

    If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch below:

    Submit

Got a favourite trail? Tell us about it.

Share the love and add your favourite trail(s) to our growing trail directory.

Submit A Trail

Become a member today

Start enjoying the many benefits to becoming a member of our thriving community.

Become a member

Great brands at great prices with our VIP member's discount

Stay up to date

Sign up to our newsletter for latest offers and trail guides

Share this trail with a friend:

VIP Membership

Please register as a VIP or login to your VIP account to view this content.

Cancel Login Register

Membership Required

You can see up to three trail guides without being logged in but after that we require you to be logged in to your Free or VIP account. If you don’t yet have an account you can set one up here.

Login Register