Mt LowryBeginner - Intermediate
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Beginner - Intermediate
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Start at the carpark as marked. Head left along the main road for a short distance before turning right onto Cheviot Road. This turns left then right again - follow it to the end. Here the single track starts. Follow it uphill, keeping right at two junctions, signposted to "Main Ridge Track". Once you reach this the main amount of climbing is behind you and the track undulates along the ridge with beautiful glimpses of the harbour out to the right.
At the next junction you can either keep left and continue to the Mt Lowry trig point itself ( a further 800m or so), or head back downhill on the right-hand track. If you go to the trig point turn around and come back the same way. Follow the track steeply downhill over rooty broken ground. Eventually you pop out on Kaitawa Road - turn left down onto the waterfront the right along the main road back to your car.
Features of interest
Stunning views out across Wellington Harbour
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 60%
Easy Single Track: 20%
Sealed Road: 20%
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
Park in the Lowry Bay boat ramp car park on the sea side of the road.
Plenty of parking
Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
You cross a small creek on the descent
Exposed to wind along the ridgeline track
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