Mountain Bike Trail, To The Earnscleugh River Dam. Clyde

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A medium mountain bike ride of 5.7k from Clyde to Earnscleugh River Dam will take around 2.5hs round trip. On a nice day this is a great bike ride.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Central Otago
        • Distance: 5.70 kms
        • Time needed: 2.5 Hours
        • Difficulty: Medium
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Double back
        • Elevation: 400m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: No
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
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  • Map location of Mountain Bike Trail, To The Earnscleugh River Dam. Clyde

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Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: The start of the Earnscleugh River Dam Walk

From the car park take the track to your left. Just up the track is the yard for the dam crew then a gate which is locked. The sign said this is a goat farm so no shooting.

Point 2: At the top

Going up the track you will pass a water pipe which crosses under the road and a side road on your right. When you reach a pipe stack your uphill climb is no more. You will be able to look down to the back of Clyde and all the orchards.

Point 3: Earnscleugh River Dam

The flat section to the dam is uneventful. You can look down to the Earnscleugh River, on one of the corners it is a straight drop down to the river. You will see the remains of the old concrete water pipes running along side the new steel pipes. When you see the ideal lunch site by the river, the green grass and weeping willows, the dam is just around the corner.

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