It's the theoretical start of spring next month so we're starting with a bang!
We are going to climb Blackburn Ravine and then up to the Constantiaberg Mast, down to Elephant's Eye Lookout and back down Blackburn.
A shorter flatter option for those who don't want to climb will go on the Manganese Mine/hoerikwagga trail to picnic rock and back
We park at The Hout Bay beach parking near the Beach Café, run up the tar to East Fort and up the lower track to Blackburn. We ascend Blackburn to the lookout and take the path to the left which takes us to the Constantiaberg Mast. After tagging the peak, we run down the path going to Elephant's eye. We then turn down and run along the track taking us back to the Hout Bay lookout and down Blackburn via the upper or lower path depending on preference and back to the cars.
For those that don't want to climb, the shorter flatter option will take you along the Manganese Mine/ hoerikwagga trail on the other side of Constantiaberg towards picnic rock and the tar road coming down from the mast. Pose for pictures on Picnic rock and retrace your steps back to the cars
Rendezvous and start time
Meet at the Hout Bay parking lot at 6h55am ready to run at 7am . Note: earlier time
Terrain & Distance
The longer route is mostly single track with some degraded jeep track and tar to start and end.
We are climbing to the second tallest peak on the mountain so be prepared for the climb to the peak and then it is a wonderful descent all the way back down
The shorter route is mostly single track
The planned route is around 12km and the shorter route around 10km . Distances estimated!
What to bring
Water, whistle, a space blanket and your ICE information. The weather can be different as we go up the mountain. Please come prepared for wind, mist, sun or rain!
Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear.
Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.
- Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
- If you are not well, please stay at home
082 893 8617
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