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Plodda falls

Plodda falls

Length
2.3 Kms
Elevation gain
119 m
Max elevation
200 m
Difficulty
**
Rating
****
Type
Loop
Route id
571
Main road
0 Kms
Country road
0 Kms
Dirt road
0 Kms
Dirt path
0 Kms
Trail
2.3 Kms
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At the time of writing this is the shortest running route in the database, but we enjoyed this so much it only seemed right to include on the web site. We have walked this route to see the falls, but this time after a long run in Glen Affric we decided to run it as a leg stretcher to avoid stiff legs. We landed lucky with no one in the area the whole time we were there.
The route is a mix of trail, some stepping stones and a short distance on forest road. The area was set up by the late Lord Tweedmouth in the late 1800's and features spectacular Douglas fir, grand fir and redwoods. The trees are immense and parts of this route stop you in your tracks demanding that attention is paid correctly.
And of course there is the Plodda falls themselves to take into account. Do take time out to enjoy the viewing platform from above the falls at about
0.4 Kms
into the run. Shortly after that another set of steps takes you down close to the bottom of the falls.
Once past the falls you end up on a lovely section beside the river and the start of the really big trees. At
1.5 Kms
you leave a forest road and start running on a trail proper. For us this was by far the best bit. Huge trees all around you and a lovely soft bouncy path to run on.
On a busy day in the tourist season perhaps this is not the best place for a run, but if you can get it to yourself then so worth the effort to get there.
Route directions
Kms
1
From the car park head towards the gate

0
2
At the gage take the trail on the left. Green markers

0.1
3
Take a left to take in the view from the platform. Then continue

0.4
4
After returning follow the green marked trail to te left

0.7
5
Follow the path to the right

0.9
6
Leave the main path and follow the green marker trail

1.5
7
Follow the main path to the right

2
8
Through the gate

2.3
9
Finish

2.3
Car park area
Plodda falls. Information sign 1
Information sign 1
Car park area
Plodda falls. Information sign 2
Information sign 2
Car park area
Plodda falls. Large car park
Large car park
Initial trail
Plodda falls. Nice easy running
Nice easy running
Initial trail
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Initial trail
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Initial trail
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Approaching view point
Plodda falls.
Approaching view point
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Approaching view point
Plodda falls. Careful on the stone steps
Careful on the stone steps
Approaching view point
Plodda falls. Path to viewing area
Path to viewing area
Around the falls
Plodda falls. Plodda falls - wow
Plodda falls - wow
Around the falls
Plodda falls. Power - raw power
Power - raw power
Around the falls
Plodda falls. Autumn
Autumn
Around the falls
Plodda falls. The mighty trees
The mighty trees
Around the falls
Plodda falls. Beside the river
Beside the river
Big tree land
Plodda falls. Moving away from the river
Moving away from the river
Big tree land
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Mighty firs
Plodda falls.
Trail
Plodda falls. Leave forest road for trail
Leave forest road for trail
Through the trees
Plodda falls. Wonderful
Wonderful
Through the trees
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Through the trees
Plodda falls. Image from Plodda falls
Image from Plodda falls
Final part
Plodda falls. Heading back to the car park
Heading back to the car park
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