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Murray Creek and Devils Tail Revenge, West Coast

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Murray Creek and Devils Tail RevengeBeginner

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

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Trail Information

14.40km

660m

660m

 

West Coast

Reefton

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Riverside

Beginner

3:00 (Slow)
2:15 (Moderate)
1:30 (Fast)

-11.1%

+11.1%

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Description

From the Blacks Point car park follow the Murray Creek track which steadily ascends over several km's. You'll pass some cool old relics of the gold rush era that started on the West Coast before reaching a marked intersection - Waitahu Junction. Turning left takes you up some more and options back to Reefton via the Eifel Tower mast (Konini Track), but you want to go right towards the Waitahu River and Clematis Swing Bridge. Now commences an amazing flowing downhill track with a short kicker up to the start of Devils Tail - now some serious fun begins! Let gravity do the work here as you zoom down the semi-technical single track and end at the Waitahu River to earn your reward of fresh cool water to drink or bathe in, before turning around and facing the Devils Tail uphill!!

Retrace your steps back to the car park enjoying the long super runable track back down Murray Creek.


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Features of interest

Lots of side options to drop down off the main track to see old mining settlements and mine workings


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    In the centre of Blacks Point (it's a small village) there's easy signage to the Murray Creek trails - there's a small (free) car park here.

    3 km

    4 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Very patchy.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Half way point at the river.

    Good all year around.

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