Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Johnson Creek Track

Murchison, Tasman

Submitted by Mike Tennent

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 9

Gnarl Factor: 40








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.5%


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This is largely a straightforward in and out trail with some sections of lovely running single-trail, however at the top end the trail gets less clear where many people have explored the area around the rocky terrain.

This is worth doing as there is some amazing terrain.

Care needs to be taken if climbing on the rocks but overall it's a great place to explore.

At the top of the run is where in the 1929 Murchison Earthquake, half of the large hill at the end of the valley collapsed and fell into the valley. The photos don't do it justice, but when you are there you get a feel for the magnitude.

There is a carpark right over the road from the Trailhead.

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Early on you turn right over the stream on a clear natural causeway.


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

Stream next to you pretty much the whole way up and back.

There were signs that this could become pretty muddy in winter.

Take care around the rocky area at the top.

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