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Spotts Creek Track

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9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 683' 208 m
Descent: -4,514' -1,376 m
High: 5,220' 1,591 m
Low: 1,288' 392 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

The much less-traveled continuation from Roy's Peak Track.

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This track crosses private land. Please stay on the marked track and leave all gates as you find them.

Runner Notes

A well-earned descent after the brutal climb up Roys.

Description

While the majority of runners will call it a day at the summit of Roy Peak, this doesn't have to be the end of your adventure. If you are looking to complete the full Skyline Track route, simply follow the ridge line over to the summit of Mt. Alpha and then descend south toward Cadrona. You'll enjoy running through golden tussocks with splendid views as the track transitions to a 4WD track. As the track levels out, follow the poled route alongside Spotts Creek to Cardrona Valley Road.

Arrange a shuttle back to Wanaka or be prepared for a long day out to make this an out-and-back run.

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