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blue Wildebeest Trail

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2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 522' 159 m
Descent: -87' -27 m
High: 5,732' 1,747 m
Low: 5,264' 1,604 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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A moderate trail suitable for beginners looking to push themselves.

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The nature reserve opens daily at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

Description

The Wildebeest Trail is ideal for novice runners who want to enjoy a scenic view of Johannesburg while feeling the burn of a moderate ascent and enjoyable descent. The path is well maintained and mostly easy running.

The trail starts at the intersection with Keipersol Trail heading east, paralleling Kliprivier Rd. The trail turns north before turning west for a bit and ending at the intersection of Legae Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

The reserve is home to approximately 215 bird species, which include Barbet's, Swifts, Swallows, Crows and Doves, and 9 large mammal species which include Zebra's, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Springbok and Red Hartebeest.

There is also an assortment of insect life, which includes various butterflies, geckos and lizards. Smaller mammals in the reserve include Klip Dassies.

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Land Manager: Johannesburg City Parks

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