Mt Oxford and Ryde Falls Tracks

March 13, 2021

This counterclockwise loop made for a great trail run about a half-marathon in length. The uphills and downhills are fairly steep but worth it for about a kilometre of good travel along the subalpine tops. I would recommend the side trip to Ryde Falls, especially on a warm day. A longer and even hillier daytrip could be created by making a detour to Wharfedale Hut.

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Arriving at the summit of Mt Oxford. The Canterbury Plains are laid out in front of the hill making for an expansive view across to Banks Peninsula and the coast.

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The best part of the run is the tops travel: it's good trail with panoramic views. The descent becomes steeper after dipping below the bushline.

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Ryde Falls. The detour doesn't add much distance to the total and it was lovely to cool our feet in the pool at the falls' base.