Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Duffy Creek Route

Springs Junction, West Coast

Submitted by Mike Tennent

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 14

Gnarl Factor: 89

4.8km

370m

355m

825m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Riverside

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup

10%
60%
30%

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +15.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.8%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:15

Moderate

0:45

Fast

This is a straight in and out trail with no side trails, there isn't an official trail, just a 'route' with many orange triangles. However for the majority of the route the worn track is pretty obvious and when it's not you will always see a triangle.

The 2.3km to the top is almost constant climb, at times quite steep but mostly pleasant. The trail is extremely technical for pretty much its entirety, with climbs up, down, over and through rocky areas and areas of windfall from the past.

Towards the top there are a couple of spots to stop and enjoy the stream and at the top is a large grassy swampy area with a magic view up the valley. Stop, take it all in, then retrace your steps down the hill, remembering that technical trail is still technical downhill!

A few postcard worthy stream views, a great view up the valley at the top. Glimpses of waterfalls. Wonderful technical trail.

There is room for two to three vehicles at the most to park at the trailhead.

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No

Moderate.

Just watch for the triangles, only two or three times was it not obvious and there was always a triangle in view.

Non-existent.

Waterproof leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map.

There are a few streamlets, and the stream is never too far away if you get stuck.

Tree roots, holes, rocks to climb and cross, windfall to climb over and under. Very technical trail.

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Mike McManaway

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