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Duck Down Track

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An advanced track with a rocky finish.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

2,835' 864 m

High

2,030' 619 m

Low

9' 3 m

Up

805' 245 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Head east from the intersection with the Big Bush Track and Rocky Horror Track to ride through a mossy, sometimes damp track to open clearings on the top of the ridge. After the clearings, the trail turns south into manukas then beech forest. The trail is narrow with roots and rocks to navigate. Boggy areas have had matting laid and there are two small streams to cross that have culverts.

Tight and narrows sections will test a rider's skills as the trail winds down through a couple of clearings to emerge on a rock outcrop where views of Lake Rotoiti and the skating pond campground are obtained.

The last 1,312 ft (400m) after the lookout will put a smile on most advanced rider's faces as the trail descends an old morraine with steep, tight, rocky corners, and narrow sidles before emerging on Teetotal Flat at the top of Skating Pond Loop's lollipop stalk.

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Shared By:

Alan Eskrick

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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A rock outcrop offers a vista of Lake Rotoiti and Mt Robert
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
Duck Down in its raw state soon after it opened
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
Duck Down Track has that natural feel to it.
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
Wide bars can be a hindrance in some of the narrow parts of Duck Down
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
Riding the old morraine section of Duck Down
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
Shredding the morraine
Nov 5, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ

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