Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Mt Iron Loop

Wanaka, Otago

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 7

Gnarl Factor: 28





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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +11.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -16.0%


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Estimated Times to Run







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!

1 km

5 minutes




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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Shonagh North

Shonagh North

has completed Mt Iron Loop 23 times in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Short but sweet and wow, very popular trail with locals and visitors alike!

Matt Halverson

May 3, 2022

This is a great little loop with amazing views

Mike Kerr

March 11, 2022

Nice route with superb views from the top. Really good quality trails.

David Frusher

April 16, 2021

Sweet little loop, brilliant views at the top.

Stefanie Parks

March 7, 2021

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