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Scout loop, Nelson

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Scout loopIntermediate

Submitted by Nick Lane

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5.42km

445m

440m

 

Tasman and Nelson

Nelson

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Intermediate

1:40 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
00:40 (Fast)

-16.1%

+16.4%

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Description

Well signposted carpark at the end of the road just before the Quarry. The start location is from the carpark, head up the road approximately 200m and cross over the bridge and through the gate.

Follow the 4WD road all the way up keeping left until you reach a single track trail and a small stream crossing further on. From the stream, it's all uphill until you reach the Involution trail crossing. Take a left onto Involution and follow it down all the way back to the carpark.


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Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 25%

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 5%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%


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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

Boy Scout - Barnicoat

Boy Scout - Barnicoat

Length: 8.90km

Involution Loop

Involution Loop

Length: 12.00km


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  • Access

    Well signposted carpark at the end of the road just before the Quarry, The start location is from the carpark, head up the road approximately 200m and cross over the bridge and through the gate. Follow the 4WD road all the way up keeping left until you reach a single trail and small stream crossing further on. From the stream its all UP hill untill you reach the involution trail crossing. Take a left onto Involution and follow it down all the way back to the car.

    Lots of space available, safe during daylight hours. Keep valuables on you and/or out of sight in the car.

    5 km

    7 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Patchy.

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

    Stream at the bottom and two stream crossings on the way down.

    Can be very muddy and slippery after rain.

    The climb up is very steep with the grade being 55%.

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