Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Fenceline Loop

Otaki, Wellington

Submitted by Joe Benbow

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 8 ?

Gnarl Factor: 27 ?

5.0km

190m

190m

313m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Run Makeup

10%
50%
40%

Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.2%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1.00:00

Slow

0.45:00

Moderate

0.30

Fast

Easy loop, well signposted that can be run in either direction.

From the notice board, head up the track to your right then at the noticeboard you have the choice of going left (clockwise) or right (anticlockwise). The GPX goes clockwise.

The Waiotauru and Pukeatua tracks lead off this trail but ignore those turnoffs; these are part of the Goblins Gander.

Easy to follow the trail up through the forest and back to where you started.

Just note that due to the reduced access to Ōtaki Forks, there are currently several slips and downed trees you will need to navigate across. Care should be taken accordingly.

The Fenceline Loop passes through regenerating forest above the campground and gives some good views of the Waiotauru Valley.

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Up until 2020, it was possible to drive all the way to Ōtaki Forks and park at the carpark. However, at the time of writing (March 2022), the Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice. There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

20 km

37 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Non-existent.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket

Water at Waiotauru River.

Mostly undercover so it's a very sheltered one to do in inclement (or very hot) weather.

7 March 2022: The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice. There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

Due to the reduced access, there are currently also several slips and downed trees you will need to navigate across. Care should be taken accordingly.

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