Last Updated: 24th Feb 2024

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Richmond Escalator

Richmond, Tasman

Submitted by Brion Matthews

Last Updated: 24th Feb 2024

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 28 ?

5.7km

455m

455m

340m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup

15%
15%
50%
20%

Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +15.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.9%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:40

Slow

1:10

Moderate

0:40

Fast

Head off from Easby Park and following the worn track through the field. At the first fork in the gravel road, keep left before entering ‘Keith’s Walkway and Reservoir’ track.

Follow under the bridge and then pick up ‘Escalator’. Follow Escalator all the way up. This is a shared-use trail so be mindful of bikes, however being a designated climbing trail, it would be unlikely to be caught if running.

It’s a lovely gradual but runnable climb, and enters tree cover higher up. You will reach the top at around 3km.

Cross over the clearing and follow ‘Lookout’ road downhill through the trees. Instead of deviating to the right, follow the sharp downhill to the clearing at the bottom.

Careful on this as it is loose gravel and rocks and can be slippery even in the dry.

At the clearing pick up a trail signposted ‘Walkway to Valhalla Drive’ before entering ‘Allan’s Native Gully’.

You will pass through some lovely bush on a moderately technical track with roots and rocks.

Once through this, continue onto the gravel walking track that leads to Tower Road and back down to where you started.

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Plenty of parking at the park.

3 km

6 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Generally good.

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

No water available on route.

Trails slippery when wet

Trail Legend

Julie Aitken

Julie Aitken

has completed Richmond Escalator 3 times in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Great little runable trail tho like Emma I did miss several junctions despite having gpx route on me. I managed to add nearly 50% extra kms 🤪
I recommend one of my deviations tho which was a zig zag thru bush down from the pylons instead of the steep sticky clay the route came down.

Rebecca Sunderland

December 24, 2023

So great to find a new spot to explore! I did this trail following the gpx file on a map app - theres a few non obvious track junctions so I did have to check the map frequently and back track a couple of time.

Emma Dryland

July 23, 2022

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