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Lake D Dash, Waikato

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Lake D DashBeginner

Submitted by Marcus Daws

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Front country - easily accessible


Totally/mostly flat

Native bush


1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



Gate closes around sunset times everyday. Check for times and don't get locked in

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Three laps is pretty much 10k and is the basis for FKTs on this run.

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At just over 3km and a flat walking track this is a nice easy trail but great for a leg stretch or rhythm run. Do as many laps as you like and leave your water bottle/snacks at the car to grab on the way past. It's a beautiful setting which is popular with dog walkers and families, also open for people to use the lake so you get the occasional water-skier or kayakers.

The terrain is a mix of native bush, lake side, grass & gravel path. The majority is grass or gravel that travels lake side or through native bush.

Three laps is pretty much 10k and is the basis for FKTs on this run.

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Features of interest

Several mai-mai's dotted around, busy during duck season

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    From Lake Road, heading away from Horsham Downs, there is an access road on the left side to a car park. Google 421A Lake Road, Horsham Downs 3791 to find it!

    Plenty of free parking at the lake side

    19 km

    21 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    No drinking water

    Duck hunting season may limit access

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