Northcote Multi Trail LoopBeginner - Intermediate
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Beginner - Intermediate
Great condition, The Leroys bush and Kauri Glen Park section can be a bit slipper when wet.
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Enter the trail from the Eskdale Bridge Entrance and turn left at the first "T" Junction, Follow this trail for 1.3kms until you hit Kaipatiki road. From here, you want to retrace your steps back up the trail and when you get back to your original "T" Junction, carry on to the left and follow the path through to the bridge and waterfall.
About 5-600m past the waterfall you come to a bridge and some switchbacks up the hill, you want to cross the bridge and head up the hill follow this trail all the up the hill turn left at the first Y intersection you hit about 100m after the switchbacks are finished and carry up the hill. once you are pretty much at the top of the hill you will come to a slightly steep hill with a y intersection again, you want to take a right here and head up towards the cemetery.
Once through the cemetery, you cross Glenfield road at the lights and run along until you meet the footpath cut-through path to City View Terrace. from here you want to follow this path through to City View and run all the way down to the end of the road where it meets Tui Glen Road.
Turn Right onto Tui Glen and follow this right down to the bottom of the road where you will see the entrance to Kauri Glen Park. continue to run down the park until you hit the first intersection and hang a right heading down the steps into the gully. You are going to cross a wee bridge and head up the hill here. O
Once you have crossed the gully and reached the top of the hill a fence line will appear on your right, you want to follow that up until you see the trail pop up again on your left. From here you want to follow this trail all the way down making no turn-off and going through all the gates heading down towards Lake road.
Once you hit lake road, you need to cross the road and head down once again along the Onepoto domain path. Follow this path until you hit Tarahanga street. You want to head down to the intersection with Sylvan ave, take a right and head down to Onewa Road.
Cross here and run up until you hit Queen Street, turn right and run 50m until you turn right down Faulkner. follow it to the end, cross church street into Wilding Street and follow this to the end unit you hit the entrance to Lutner Reserve.
Follow the tuner path all the way around to the left, past Little Shoal Bay and push straight on where you see signs for Le Roy's Bush. Once heading up Le Roy's Bush, get prepared for stairs.
The first intersection you will come to, you want to hang a right, this will lead you up to the Onewa Road exit.
Once again, at the second intersection, closer to the top of the staircase, you will need to hang a right and run the 200m or so to Onewa Road.
From here, you are going to run up Birkenhead, cross one towards Glenfield and carry on back along Glenfield road, all the way until you hit the cemetery again. The final stretch from here is retracing your steps back to the carpark and then you are all done.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 15%
Easy Single Track: 75%
Sealed Road: 10%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
Easy entrance at the Eskdale Road Bridge Carpark.
6-7 carparks off-road, otherwise plenty of on-road parking.
Once you are on the trails, they are easy to follow, use your GPS or app for the transitions.
Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone, Compass, Map.
Best to bring a bottle or hydration pack as there are no fountains on the way.
Slippery when wet or in winter but on the whole, can be run all year round.
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