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Mount Iron Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 711 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

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Running

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Wild flowers

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NOTE: This is a nice walk through private property. Please be respectful. This is a fantastic short trail for your moderate hiker. It is a very common trail for the local residents as well as tourists. The switchbacks can be steep with sparse regions of shade along the way. There are ample facilities such as water fountains and bathrooms at the base of the trail.

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Reviews (186)
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Recordings (144)
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Franko Krech
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WalkingGreat!
Abby McNeill
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Hiking

Very easy trail with good views

Helen Suska
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Hiking

Habe im Uhrzeigersinn gestartet und bin den selben Weg wieder zurück, da die ausblicke einfach so schön waren, selbst an einem bewölkten tag! Kann ich auf jeden Fall empfehlen, dauert nicht lange und macht Spaß. Allerdings wird es mit Sicherheit sehr schlammig und rutschig wenn es regnet, da der weg so gut wie gar nicht durch Bäume geschützt ist.

Moritz Mahler
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HikingMuddy

Sehr schöner Weg allerdings ist er andersherum schöner zu laufen.

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Caitlin Nichols
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Hiking

Nice trail easy hike

Aya User
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Hiking

景色が良い! 1時間半弱で登って降りれるのでちょっとしたハイキングに良し。

Kirsty J
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

Awesome hike. Defs one to do first thing in the morning. Very steep as soon as you start and little to no “flat” sections, pretty much vertical all the way. Amazing view from the top of Wanaka. No need to trail shoes, joggers will be just fine. November was a great time to do the hike.

J C
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Hiking

If you are looking for an excuse to eat ice cream, this is it. Enjoyable city jaunt.

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Lorne McVicar
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Hiking

Great trail to start the day. Lots of dog walkers We went counter-clockwise from the carpark but I think it would have been easier to go clockwise. Going clockwise certainly gives better views.

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Amanda Sigafoos
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Hiking

Great views

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LO FI
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HikingPrivate property

-toilet at the carpark -wide, easy to walk tracks -nice views all the way up and from the top -it's a bit steeper at the beginning -can get windy and sunny up there

Christian Brown
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I thought the return was worth it great views of cliffs and your not really on the road just along side it and not for long

Zuleyha Seker
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HikingNo shadePrivate propertyRocky

Randonnée plutôt facile avec un passage rocailleux ou il faut plier les jambes pour monter. La loop ne vaut pas le coup car la descente donne sur la route, il vaut mieux faire aller-retour à partir du point indiqué pour avoir la vue 2 fois.

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Théo Berger
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Hiking

une petite randonnée l, qui peut se faire rapidement et seul. De sympas panoramas pour peu d'efforts =)

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Vincent Mallet
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Hiking

Beautiful views going up and from the top! The return is less exciting especially the part going along the road.

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Luc Morin
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HikingNo shadePrivate propertyRockyScramble

Nice walk. A happy 3yo walked all of it in 2hours (and with mangos, cake and lots of stories). Great view on the lake on the way up.

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Thomas .
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Good track for workouts.

Andrew Chae
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Hiking

Easy hike with moderate incline at beginning. About half has no shade. No bugs. Great views of Wanaka. About 1.5 hours at easy pace.

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Den Gil
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Hiking

Schöne kleine Wanderung für jeden.... Tolle Aussichten zwischendurch.

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Robbie D
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František Mědílek
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Walking

Very nice trail with beautiful 360° view around Wanaka.

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K Hudson
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HikingPrivate propertyRocky

This is a fantastic short trail for your moderate hiker. It is a very common trail for the local residents as well as tourists. The switchbacks can be steep with sparse regions of shade along the way. There are ample facilities such as water fountains and bathrooms at the base of the trail. There are multiple access points as well.

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