Submitted by Mike Tennent
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
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Head on the trail, at first it is wide and easy going. At about 1.6km you pass the only side trail for the run (Paddy's Trail), ignore that and carry on.
From here a nice gradual descent to lake level. Once you pass the rocky beach section you hit some stellar single trail, just wonderful to run and soft underfoot.
Follow the trail, watch out for the robins, fantails, and tomtits. At about 5km you reach the turn for Whisky Falls. Just a quick 500m and you are there. Take in your fill and head back the way you came.
Features of interest
Lake Rotoiti is always beautiful. Whisky Falls are quite impressive as well.
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 5%
Moderate Single Track: 10%
Easy Single Track: 85%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%
Gravel Road: 0%
Sealed Road: 0%
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
Once in St Arnaud, find your way to Mt Robert Road. Head up Mt Robert Road, past the Jetty and over the new bridge. About 1km past that you will see the exit to the trail on the left. Proceed another 100m and there is a carpark on the right.
Room for quite a few cars in the carpark just past the start of the trail.
Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Lots, streams you'll cross and a big lake!
Can be snow in winter and the streams you cross could get dodgy after very heavy rain.
Rocks by the lake edge, a largish stream crossing and a couple of small ones.
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See other runs nearby:
Rotoiti Loop The Lake
Mt Robert Loop
Angelus Mega Loop
Blue Lake - clearest water on earth
Parachute Rocks and St Arnaud Ridge
St Arnaud Discovery Loops
Speargrass - Robert Ridge
Angelus East Ridge Circuit
St Arnaud Sampler
Ultra Tour du Nelson Lakes
Robert Ridge to Angelus Hut
No More Beersies
Wots Up DOC