Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Lindemann's Loop

Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 21

Gnarl Factor: 70

12.0km

500m

500m

565m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.4%

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

1:00

Fast

This is one of the best maintained 'single track' trails in the Kaimais (still "Kaimai" enough and a few messy spots in places though). With just two sign posted junctions to worry about, it's a fairly accessible loop.

Can be done in either direction, although anticlockwise is probably more fun, as it climbs steadily over 8km and then a huge descent over the last 2km. Doing it the other way will involve climbing 400m in 2k.

A lovely tall trickle waterfall on the way up.

Small carpark at road end, with toilet block.

5 km

7 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Non-existent.

Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Only a few small streams on route, from which drinking should be avoided, so take your own.

Will be quite muddy on top after heavy rain. There's a few steam crossings, none of which should be too bad after rain.

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Nick Barnes

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Trail Reviews

I went the (possibly) blasphemous clockwise direction on a hot summer day.

It was a delightful mix of gravel trails, roots bits and lovely single track running.

Clint Zirk

January 5, 2021

Really enjoyable trail. Is nott too long, so it can be attempted by beginners, but expect to work hard at some segments.The views on a good day from the base and a few clearings on the way are quite spectacular.

Petr Faitl

August 13, 2020

This was a fantastic run. I went clockwise as wanted a good climb to start. Lots of work been done on the track, some stairs here and there, lots of roots to keep you honest and your mind on the job...even a nice pool for a quick did if you are that way inclined not far from the finish. Thoroughly recommend this run.

christine weeks

January 22, 2020

We also did this anti-clockwise...my two boys and I managed to run 95% of the way. Quad killer on the last downhill. You do need to concentrate the entire way due to roots, rocks, corners etc...there are very few portions where one can relaxed stride out. In fact glancing at my Garmin caused me to veer off the track a couple of times! The sign said 5 hours, we took 1h30mins just to give you an idea of timing.

Michael Pugh

June 9, 2018

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