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Dun Mountain Loop, Nelson

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Dun Mountain LoopBeginner

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

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Trail Information

32.30km

1070m

1070m

 

Tasman and Nelson

Nelson

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Beginner

5:30 (Slow)
4:30 (Moderate)
3:00 (Fast)

-8.0%

+8.3%

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Description

Such a great long-run just out of town, that can an be done in either direction. Clockwise starts with about 8km of gravel road and a steeper switch-back climb. Anticlockwise starts with a much longer 16km climb and then you come down the switchbacks and finish on the gravel road.

Start at the Dun Mountain carpark next to Maitai Valley Motorcamp. The signs are very easy to follow, however, for a little bit of a twist, go up/down Te Ara Kopiko. If you're starting from the carpark and doing the longer climb (anti-clockwise), cross the vehicle bridge at the carpark as normal, turn left as normal, but then look out for the trail on your right, Te Ara Kopiko. It's a far more scenic and fun acsent to Tantragee Saddle rather than the original route which you'll find if you just carry on past Te Ara Kopiko and turn right over the fence into the Maitai Arboretum.


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Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 20%

Sealed Road: 0%


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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Coppermine Climb

Coppermine Climb

Length: 19.00km

The Brook Fenceline

The Brook Fenceline

Length: 19.00km

Maitai Cave Track

Maitai Cave Track

Length: 11.00km


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  • Access

    As you drive up Maitai Valley Road, there's a free cark immedietly before the motor camp. Park here.

    6 km

    10 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Patchy.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There are some streams just by 'Windy Point'

    Coppermine Saddle and Windy Point can be pretty cold....

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