Last Updated: 19th Feb 2024

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Riverhead Forestry Road 14KM

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Riverhead, Auckland

Submitted by Bruce Nixon

Last Updated: 19th Feb 2024

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 17

Gnarl Factor: 24

14.4km

435m

435m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Other

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Gravel Road

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -6.0%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:15

Slow

1:45

Moderate

1:15

Fast

Start up Forestry road where the gate is (usually closed). You can park hard to the left of road to leave room for any vehicles just make sure the gate can fully open up. You'll quickly hang a left into the forest and continue via 50/50 mix of gravel roads and forest trails.

There's a few gradients in the mix but nothing too difficult.

A couple of kms before the finish you will cross over your original trail to end up on Forestry Rd again, back to the gate. 

Side of Forestry Rd allowing for vehicles to pass by.

3 km

4 minutes

Yes

No

Hard.

Take a watch with a GPX map as trails are easy to miss.

Patchy.

Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

Not suitable.

Muddy after rain but generally dry after a few days of sun.

The odd logging truck on the roads - wear a high-vis top.

Hallertau Brewery
1171 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Auckland
https://hallertau.co.nz/

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Trail Reviews

Be aware that the start of the trail has been deforested recently so you'll need to go around or pick your way through it for about 200m.

Bruce Nixon

January 8

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