Last Updated: 6th Apr 2024

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Lindemann's Loop

Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 6th Apr 2024

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 21 ?

Gnarl Factor: 70 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, some big hills

With permit

Native bush

Run Makeup


Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.4%


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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.

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Small carpark at road end, with toilet block.

5 km

7 minutes

With Permit




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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Trail Reviews

Fun loop, We went up the steep (left side) first and enjoyed the long gradual downhill back to the car, heaps of little stream crossings to cool off on a summers day on the way down going that way.
We detoured off past Wairoa shelter and beyond to Waitawheta. made for a all day adventure out and back - loop combo. it was hard work off the Lindemanns track (slow going if you choose venture off).

Linda Downes

March 3

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

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