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Ngamuwahine - Bobs Loop, Bay of Plenty

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Ngamuwahine - Bobs LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Philip Sale

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Trail Information

10.30km

370m

370m

 

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga

Front country - easily accessible

Combo

Very hilly

Native bush

Beginner - Intermediate

2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-9.7%

+9.4%

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Description

Easy to navigate track from the carpark, typical DOC orange triangle markers nailed to trees. The track is fairly technical with a lot of steep tree root stairs. There are two river crossings, one on the way up and one on the way down, you will probably get your feet wet depending on how much rain there has been. About a kilometre into the run you come to the Bobs Loop turn off and can go either way I went up the main Leyland O'Brien Walkway track and returned via Bobs loop.
Carry on up the Leyland O'Brien Walkway past the top end of Bobs loop until you reach the clearing and meet the old Leyland O'Brien Tramway. This trail returns from this point the way you came but should extra distance be desired you can run along the Tramway in either direction.
Return along the track until you reach the intersection with Bobs Loop taking the left turn along Bobs loop track over the river and carry on until it reaches the main Leyland O'Brien walkway back to the Naumawahine car Park


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Features of interest

Part of the Kaimai Range, through the native bush up to the Leyland O'Brien Tramway. North Island Robins are common in this area along with Kereru. Night runners are likely to encounter possums and maybe even a deer or two.


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 50%

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 25%


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