Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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As You Do Loop

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 7

Gnarl Factor: 26





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Type of Run



Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -10.6%


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Head into the forest on the main trail and about 50m in there is an intersection with trails left, right and straight ahead... turn left, again stay on this main trail (there are a few sideways minor trails) until you come to the sign for 'As You Do' trail. This is a shared MTB Run/walk trail - head right onto that and follow the clearly marked trail. After about 600m there is another intersection, but there is also a sign pointing up the hill for As You Do... this is the start of the climb.

This is an uphill MTB Trail (not downhill so you are not in danger) so the slope is generally steady enough to run. There are the occasional steeper sections but all in all it's pretty good. At the top of this trail you will come out onto a forestry road (never used, so more of a trail), ignore the continuation of As You Do over the road and TURN LEFT here. Follow the track to the next intersection.

Here you have two choices, both of which are acceptable. You can turn hard left for a slightly longer route with a nasty wee steep bit before the top. Or you can take the next one to the right of that up the hill on the forestry road (do not take the very right hand option). Both trails come to the same spot on top where there is a recovery seat.

From there you follow the main trail downhill until it starts to flatten out. Here there's is a split - take the left hand turn here and it will take you on to Tank to Town trail.... blast down here all the way to Tarawera Road. You will come out on the grass about 50m from the road, turn left and follow the trail past the MTB Pump Track and take the left split back into the bush. Just after that you will pass the original entry to As You Do and simply carry on past and retrace your steps to the car.

Some nice views through the trees over Lake Rotorua

There is road parking and some parks on the worn grass area. There actually are buses that go past there as well.

5 km

7 minutes




Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

When in doubt stick to the major trail, If there are two or more major options , turn left.

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

No water

Generally great all year round

A few tree roots, but nothing too concerning

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Mike Tennent

Mike Tennent

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Beatles songs from the 60s. Mike Tennent trails in the Redwoods. Both guaranteed to be hits! Thanks Mike 😊

Joe Benbow

February 11, 2022

Awesome little loop with a bit of everything

Nicola Fox

January 23, 2022

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