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Leith Saddle

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,082' 330 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 2,294' 699 m
Low: 1,234' 376 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Almonzo Wilder

Easy access to big views from Swampy Summit.

Almonzo Wilder

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Description

From the parking area on the motorway at Leith Saddle, this well-maintained track climbs to the west to viewpoints on Swampy Summit. The track begins with a stout climb through native forest on a benched and graveled path. The grade relents a bit as the track nears the bush line, where views begin to open up toward Leith Saddle and Mount Cargill.

The higher parts of the track pass through open flax and tussock vegetation, with an outstanding viewpoint from Swampy Spur providing a panorama that spans from Blueskin Bay to the Dunedin Harbor. The trail climbs gently from Swampy Spur over open country to Swampy Summit Road near a telecommunication tower.

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#5

in Dunedin

#150

in New Zealand

#11,425

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Views from the Leith Saddle Track
May 7, 2015 near Dunedin, NZ

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