Newlands Forest is one of those natural gems of Cape Town, and for trail runners - a piece of paradise.
In preparation for a 15km trail running event in July, our trail group is doing some longer runs to build up endurance and strength, particularly to tackle those dreaded hills (which are bound to come with the package!).
The Contour Path is a beautiful route wrapping around the iconic Table Mountain, all the way from Kloof Corner to Constantia Nek. The section through Newlands Forest is very well maintained, with sections of board walks which make for light-footed flight through the trees.
But, to get to this enchanting pathway requires some hard work. Let's take a look at the route profile.
The Route: Newlands Forest Contour Loop
Estimated running time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, boulders, board walks, river crossings.
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