Maungakiekie LoopBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Tony Frith
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Enjoy this straightforward loop right around the perimeter. The route follows reasonably well-formed trails and walking paths most of the way. Where there isn't a trail, run on the grass along the perimeter.
For extra distance you can detour off the loop to the summit of Maungakiekie or off Grand View Drive there's a short (very short) bush walk.
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Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 0%
Moderate Single Track: 0%
Easy Single Track: 90%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%
Gravel Road: 0%
Sealed Road: 10 %
Start and finish at the main gate on Greenlane
Parking is free but time limited. I've never had an issue parking here and I'm frequently out for multiple hour runs, that's not to say that they don't keep tabs on the time you're there. I've never had an issue with safety when parking here but then I don't leave anything on display that might catch someones attention. Take sensible precautions as you would when parking anywhere as break ins have occurred in the past.
Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.
Firstly it gets pretty hot out on the open paddocks so highly advisable to carry a soft flask.
There are two fountains within easy reach of the loop.
1. On Pohutukawa Drive slightly to the right of the track in this loop.
2. On Bollard Drive again slightly to the right of the track in this loop.
Track over the paddocks can be a bit boggy in the winter particularly if cattle have been in the paddock.
Summer the track is pretty much bone dry and dusty hence carrying own water.
If cattle have been in the paddock and the ground has been wet then there is likely to be extremely uneven ground with lots of pugs for the unwary runner to twist an ankle in.
Stay away from the cattle in spring and summer as they have calves with them and can get antsy if annoyed. I've never had an issue but then I go around them where ever possible and give them respect.
Stay away from paddocks that have bulls in them. Occasionally the bulls will be with the cows though this is rare.
Take care in climbing over stiles as some of the older ones are a bit more rickety.
Post run indulgence
Cornwall Park Cafe
Pohutukawa Drive, Cornwall Park.
Great coffee Great Service Mean as thick cut hot chips.
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