Nelson Lakes National Park
23km loop run with about 1500m of gain.
Start and finish at the Mount Robert car park. We usually park at the lower lot which is where you finish. Head out up the Speargrass Track toward Speargrass Hut. Turn left up the Speargrass-Angelus Route just before arriving at the hut (if you see the hut, you’ve gone too far). The climb up to the ridge above Lake Angelus is not super runnable which is why we do the loop in this direction. Take the 5 minute side trip at the end of the climb to take in the view of Lake Angelus and Angelus Hut before starting on the ridge cruise home. Early parts of the ridge are across ankle busting scree which is better to walk. Plenty of superb ridge running comes later. Turn right at the major intersection just before Relax Shelter to take the super runnable Paddy’s Track home via Bushline Hut.