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Mt Robert Loop, Tasman

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Mt Robert LoopBeginner

Submitted by Mal Law

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Trail Information

9.40km

650m

650m

 

Tasman and Nelson

St. Arnaud

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Beginner

2:20 (Slow)
1:40 (Moderate)
1:10 (Fast)

-15.4%

+17.6%

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Description

From the car park pick up the Pinchgut Track. This well made trail winds its way uphill through a series of zigzags to climb some 550m over just 3 kms. Initially it is all in bush but shortly before reaching Mt. Robert (a fairly indisticnct summit off the track to the left) it breaks into the open revealing stunning 360 deg views.
Just beyond Relax Shelter hang a left on to Paddys Track and follow this over a gentle downhill with stunning views, past the disused historic hut, through a small stand of beech forest, to the newer Bushline Hut.
Beyond the hut the trail has been gravelled and starts to drop quite steeply, eventually entering regenerating bush and crossing a couple of slips. There is one junction lower down where you bear left and follow the trail out to the gravel road. turn left again and finish with a short sharp uphill on the road to return to the car park.


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Features of interest

Stunning mountain and lake views, historic hut.


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 75%

Gravel Road: 5%


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  • Access

    From St. Arnaud head west on SH63 and after about 2k turn left on to a Mt. Robert Road (gravel). Follow this to its end, which is at the sizeable Mt. Robert car park

    Plenty of parking, toilet, information board & map

    7 km

    12 minutes

    No

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .

    Well signposted but if the cloud is down keep a sharp eye out for the left turn on to Paddys Track.

    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions).

    The only water on the route is at Bushline Hut.

    This is an alpine environment and conditions can be treacherous at any time of the year in bad weather. Expect snow in winter but don't be put off by it - this is a great route for those that go prepared with micro-spikes and/or snowshoes!

    Be prepared for extreme weather at any time of year.

  • Post run indulgence

    Alpine Lodge
    St. Arnaud
    http://www.alpinelodge.co.nz
    Great hospitality, great food and convivial atmosphere in their restaurant/bar

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