Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Forrest Hill Track

Winton, Southland

Submitted by Andrew Aitken

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 33 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +7.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -7.8%


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Estimated Times to Run







The track starts from the car park at the end of Pettigrew road. You can't miss it!

Lookout Loop at north end, and a midway lookout

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There is parking at both the north and south ends of the track, so can be done in either direction.

22 km

18 minutes




Very simple point to point track


Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone

None - BYO drink

Track can become a little muddy during or after very wet weather

Windy conditions have been known to cause tree fall

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Helen Brunner

Helen Brunner

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Trail Reviews

Great local training ground

Natasha Hamilton

May 10, 2022

A runnable gradient with enough challenge to be a good training run. Great wee track

Lauren Mai Anderson

February 11, 2022

The bush on this route is awesome, and while its sad so much bush had been cleared for farming around the area, this remnant is great. Has some really cool large rocks with trees growing on top about halfway along, youll know these when you see them. This is a must do route if youre in the area. We made this into a 27km / 900m vert gain run by running it as an out and back twice, doing the top loop on the way out and the way back each time. Thoroughly recommended.

Kevin Grimwood

July 2, 2020

Steady hills that are mostly not too challenging. Pleasantly undulating in parts. Few view points. but the top loop adds some altitude and a vantage point.

Bryan Stout

June 28, 2020

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