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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
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Using the trail names in here http://www.trailforks.com/ an anti clockwise loop up Barlow Road, left at Barlow Anzac Link, up Stoker, out and further up Barlow road, drop into Baconator, NW along the gravel road to Joes Bridge the along Barlow Road to Joes Bridge.
This is a simple loop there are many other options in the forest, take Trail Forks with Auckland loaded into your phone and explore!
There are currently no members to show for this trail.
Features of interest
The floating bridge, not on this route, but tucked away in Riverhead is quite neat.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 80%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%
Barlow Rd off Ararimu Valley Road. Plenty of parking in open area before forest gate.
There are plenty of trails in the forest, used by MTB and horses so be aware of the other users, I run and MTB there without issue, both with the dog. It might pay to check whether the motocross folk have an event on before you go - it will be busy & noisy if they do!
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .
Trail Forks the MTB app has a whole bunch of the trails, as does Strava, Trail Forks runs without cell reception and is quite good to navigate through the varying trails.
Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Few forest water dumps for the dog, carry your own.
Famous for mud and slip in winter
Post run indulgence
Good beer and food.
See other runs nearby:
Centennial Park trails (Campbells Bay)
Cascade Kauri V1
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Cascades - Piha Bliss
Kuataika Double & Wainamu Bush
Cascade Kauri V2
Puke Ariki (Point View Reserve)
Inner City Bush Trails
Cascades - Waitaks 20km Loop
The Big Dirty
Waikowhai Stairs, Bush & Beach
Wainamu - Why Not?
Cascade Kauri Outer Loop
Arataki Parau Puffer Loop
Flat Fun in the East
Rangitoto - Motutapu Double V1
Rangitoto - Motutapu Double V2
Puhinui Stream Forest Trail
Kuataika Half Marathon
Te Ara Hura West
The Wenderholm Wonder
It may be only 4.5km... BUT...
Past the Poo Ponds
Duder Regional Park
Mangere Mountain Crater loop
Motuihe Island Loop
Watercare Coastal Walkway
Partial Lunacy Mission
Around the Outside at Te Atatu
Fernhill & Burnside Escarpments