Whakarewarea Circuit - the Black TrackBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Christina Hoey
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, small hills only
Native bushPlantation/exotic forestLakeside
Beginner - Intermediate
Track along shore of Green Lake is closed at the moment (January 2020). DETOUR: From end of Blue Lake take Tikitapu Rd (right turn) until Branch Rd. Turn left here & then turn right at the bottom of Branch Rd to join The Black Track again.
Gorgeous jaunt through the redwoods and native bush! Just follow the black arrows, it's pretty well marked. Varied terrain - forestry roads, mountain bike tracks, walking trails.
There are currently no members to show for this trail.
Features of interest
An eagle nesting site.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 60%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 40%
The start of the Black Track is just to the right of the Redwoods i-site building, clearly signposted.
Free parking at the Redwoods i-site.
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .
Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
There is one water point about 25kms into the trail, at a big trail intersection.
Very muddy after rain! Just ask the 2018 TUM runners!
Post run indulgence
10 Tarawera Road, Rotorua
Great coffee. Nice takeaway/cabinet food as well as a good menu.
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