Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Reefton Zig Zags

Reefton, West Coast

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 12 ?

9.0km

300m

300m

400m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Riverside

Run Makeup

15%
45%
40%

Sealed Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +7.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.4%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

00:50

Fast

Can be completed in either direction. If you start at the bridge and go anti-clockwise (Soldiers Big River Road) you get the road out of the way first, plus it's a shallower climb, rather than the opposite direction where the climb is steeper, but probably more picturesque. The track is signposted 'Zig Zags' or 'Lookout' throughout and is easily followed. You get some cool views of the town in a very short period of time as you pass through the pine and native forests.

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Free parking all over the place.

1 km

1 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

No water on the route.

None

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Mark De Goldi

Mark De Goldi

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Trail Reviews

Correction to my previous comment, the unsignposted left turn is off Soldiers Road.

Christina Clarke

April 20

Great loop to do when stopping off in Reefton for the night. I did it in the suggested direction which meant the uphill was runnable. Would be a fast downhill the other way. There was no signpost fir the left turn off SH7 onto the gravel road though but was obvious looking at the topo map.

Christina Clarke

April 20

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