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Moonlight Track

Intermediate/Difficult

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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 864' 263 m
Descent: -343' -105 m
High: 2,062' 629 m
Low: 1,457' 444 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Lost Justpastnowhere

A ribbon of singletrack hugs the side of Ben Lemond Peak high above the Shotover River.

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Description

This is a charming section of trail with steady grades and awesome views as it climbs away from the town of Arthurs Point. As runners work up to what remains of the abandoned gold mining town of Sefferstown, you'll wind your way high above Moonlight Creek and the Shotover River on a narrow ribbon of singletrack carved into the side of Ben Lemond Peak.

Meanwhile Ben Lemond Peak towers above you and many other 3,000 - 5,000' peaks bristle in the distance. The cross slope is impressive at times and there are a few places with some exposure where a fall could have greater consequences (but these have the best views).

Part of the trail is on the privately owned Ben Lemond Station Farm. You can expect to find domestic animals (cattle and/or sheep) at times directly in the trail. Don't spook the animals, for their safety and yours. Do close any gates that you open behind you.

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Jan 3, 2020
Ben Lauer
If you have a car, drive to the trailhead, there is a little gravel parking lot. Best trail! 5.7mi — 1h 22m

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The northern end of the Moonlight Track
Jan 3, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ

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