Te Rau-o-te-Huia SummitBeginner - Intermediate
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Beginner - Intermediate
Re-opened spring 2020 post-kauri dieback renovations.
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Trail starts at the top of the parking lot. Wash station at trailhead & toilet facilities nearby. An optional side-loop to the left at the beginning of the trail.
1.5km in is a waterfall with a waterhole (great for swimming on the way back!). The track continues to up the mountain with stairs, switchbacks, small stream crossings, gravel track & boardwalk sections.
The main climb happens 1.5km-3km, after which the track flattens out through the bush before a final climb to the Te-Rau-o-te-Huia summit. 360 views of the Waitakeres, across to Manukau Heads and the ocean!
Return via the same route.
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Features of interest
Waterfall on the way up, lookout at the top. Trail parking is near the Huia Settlers Museum if of interest.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 10%
Easy Single Track: 90%
Trail starts at the head of the parking lot on the west side of the road.
There is parking on the west side of the road at the trail head or across the street at a beach access parking lot.
Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.
Streams for the first half, less towards the top.
Likely windy at the very top but all the rest great.
Post run indulgence
Huia Beach Store & Cafe
On the main road though Huia, keep an eye out & it's ~ the only thing there. If googler, 1194 Huia Road, Cornwallis, Waitakere City, Auckland
Delicious hot chips, food looked good & nice spot with an outdoor eating area. Nomz, nomz.
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