Last Updated: 13th Apr 2024


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Greymouth, West Coast

Submitted by Katie Smith

Last Updated: 13th Apr 2024


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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 10 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Native bush


Open tussock/grasslands


Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.6%


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This is an easy out-and-back run with a steady easy gradient through historic mining territory, providing some views to the Paparoas.
Initially a short piece of single track follows the Spring Creek mine road, crossing a side turn. Follow signage onto a four wheel drive track then head on up it.
The track climbs very gradually, following Spring Creek. There are two short but impressive tunnels and several rock cuttings. Up ahead there are views of Mt Davy and the start of the Paparoas.
After about 5km the track peters out. You can cross the small stream and follow a very overgrown track a short distance - not particularly recommended.
Turn around and head back the way you came.
Alternatively just before the turnaround point look for the track up to the summit ofMt Davy, another 4km or so and nearly 1000m above.

This was an old mining rail track when Rewanui was mined. It is now on Spring Creek mine land, so there is evidence of both old and new mine workings and two short tunnels

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Park on the verge - space for 3-4 cars there, or plenty more on-street parking in Dunollie.

10 km

12 minutes




Finding the start is the only minor difficulty.

Very patchy.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

None obviously available - the few creeks are discoloured, presumably from mining nearby

A short portion of track is prone to rockfall after heavy rain - this is marked

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Trail Reviews

While all of this run, less the first and last 500m singletrack, is on a gravel road I enjoyed this. The road is perfect for running on with hardpacked fine gravel. Because the surface is smooth I was able to take in the beautiful scenery of the bush covered valley and the river below. The gradient was enough to know I was climbing without being too much effort. The downhill was a blast. Overall a good relaxing non technical workout.

Kirstine Collins

May 22, 2021

Beautiful area and running through the tunnels is fun. Thanks for adding this to the list.

Vicky Youngman

April 17, 2021

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