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Crater Rim Walkway: Eastern Section

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11.2 mile 18.1 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,691' 515 m
Descent: -2,523' -769 m
High: 1,599' 487 m
Low: 471' 144 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Liam Robb O'Hagan

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The more popular section of the Crater Rim Walkway from Sugarloaf to Godley Head.

Liam Robb O'Hagan

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The section around Mt Pleasant is shared with mountain bikers, and they have the Right of Way.

Most fences are crossed with wooden styles. Leave any gates open or closed as you find them.

Description

This is a singletrack from Sugarloaf to Godley Head. It is the eastern end of the Crater Rim Walkway. The Western section starts at the Sign of the Kiwi. There are several trails around Sugarloaf Hill connecting the Crater Rim Walkway and the Sign of the Kiwi.

This portion of the track parallels the Summit Road and several joint-use mountain bike tracks, but it is a much more challenging run as it goes up and down the major peaks rather than sidling around them.

The track is well-marked with waratahs (fence posts with orange plastic on top) and the original NZ Walkways wooden posts. The junctions with the road and other tracks are well signposted.

Flora & Fauna

Tussock grassland, with a section of native bush at the beginning.

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Land Manager: Christchurch City Council Parks and Gardens

Feb 17, 2019: Parks & Gardens

Dec 30, 2018: Parks & Gardens

Dec 30, 2018: Parks & Gardens

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Summit of Mount Pleasant
Oct 28, 2019 near Christc…, NZ
Looking towards Rapaki Saddle and Lyttelton from Summit of Mt. Vernon. Crater Rim Walkway
Aug 1, 2017 near Christc…, NZ
Style in fence on Crater Rim Walkway leading to views on Lyttelton on the way to Breeze Col.
Aug 1, 2017 near Christc…, NZ
First Views of Lyttelton Port coming from the Godley Head end of the Crater Rim Walkway.
Aug 2, 2017 near Christc…, NZ
The Pioneers Women's Memorial at the intersection of the Bridal Path and Crater Rim Walkway.
Aug 2, 2017 near Christc…, NZ

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