Last Updated: 10th Jan 2024


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Mt Iron Loop

Wanaka, Otago

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

Last Updated: 10th Jan 2024


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Grunt Factor: 7 ?

Gnarl Factor: 28 ?








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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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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!

This trail includes the peak Mount Iron.

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 29 times in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

A popular track with dog walkers, even on a grey misty day. However can be incredibly hot in the direct sun during the summer but amazing views from the top, can be a grind getting up there.

Janette Gwilliam

October 16, 2023

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

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