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Mt Iron Loop , Otago

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Mt Iron Loop Beginner

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

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Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open ridges/tops


1:00 (Slow)
0:45 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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Starting at either carpark follow the well-signposted route for the Mt Iron loop. At the summit you'll find a couple of trigs, the loop track is just tucked away over the crest of the summit, but it is there, I promise. There are other link tracks along the way, however, keep an eye out for the 'private property' white and green signs - don't go over them, there's plenty of legit tracks to run up there. Enjoy the view!

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Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    There are two carparks on SH 84 just outside of Wanaka, opposite Puzzling World - you can park at either one as your start point.

    1 km

    5 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    There is a water fountain at the toilet block just after leaving the main car park (across the first stile and through the gate).

    Might get a bit frosty in the winter with some snow also.

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