Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Te Ahumata Summit

Claris, Auckland

Submitted by Aaron and Allysia Kraakman

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 13 ?

Gnarl Factor: 26 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.7%


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This route is fairly straight forward, beginning at the road, you take a gradual run up the mountain for 3km, at which point you come to an intersection, where you can run the trail over to Whangaparapa, or head up the left to the summit of Te Ahumata, where you can get views out towards Coromandel and over Kaitoke.

Occassionally depending on the winds, the planes fly right over the summit. The trail is well maintained and not very technical. However when you take the left turn to the summit, there are some deep gullies/crevices in the path cut through by water during winter months. I have run this trail in both summer and winter, and during winter, the clay can be pretty slippery. Very dry in the summer.

This trail includes the peak Te Ahumata.

There is a disused mine on the mountain (silver and gold).

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There is space for 3 cars on the opposite side of the road to the beginning of the trail. There is no public transport. Could walk an extra 3km from the airport to get here. A lot of blind corners on the road surrounding the carpark, so need to travel 500m up the road to the next street (Moana View Road) to turn around.

5 km

9 minutes




At 3km into the run, you turn left to head up to the summit.

Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

No water on this trail

Very slippery from 3km for approx 500m en route to the summit during wet weather or winter seasons.

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