Jumbo Holdsworth Loop
ElevationAscent: 4,161' 1,268 m
Descent: -4,163' -1,269 m
High: 4,717' 1,438 m
Low: 1,002' 305 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)
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“A great run with views across to the South Island and lower North Island.”— Paul Stevens
The run will start through NZ native forest on well-groomed single trails heading to Atiwhakatu Hut. From there, go up Raingauge Spur Track which is a good run up to Jumbo Hut. Carry on to reach the first high point overlooking the Tararuas. From this point all the way across the tops to Powell Hut, you'll enjoy great 'traditional' trail to run (snow poles mark the way).
Various signposts have been added over the years highlighting a variety trails that run off the ridge line. The ridge line provides extensive 360-degree views. The Holdsworth Trig is the turning point for the run and from there, it is downhill with a moderately technical run to Powell Hut. From Powell Hut, it is a groomed trail all the way back to the Holdsworth car park where you started from.
All in all this is a great loop providing you with some great views of the South Island and lower North Island.
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