Otawa Lodge & Otawa Trig LoopBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Tony Bullot
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushOpen farmlands
Beginner - Intermediate
3.5 km downhill on Tepuke Quarry Rd with 200 meter descent (gravel)
Turn right onto Manoeka road, the 1st 3km is paved the rest gravel, flat and downhill.
The Otawa Trig track starts at the end of Manoeka road, its 4.5km to the Trig with about 500 meters elevation.
From the Trig its 5.2km back to the carpark mostly down with about 200 meters descent. The last 1.2km is open farmland with a marked track some cattle and great views of the forest and out to Mount Maunganui
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Features of interest
The 1st half is mostly gravel roads with views out to Tepuke and Mount Maunganui, the 2nd half is regenerating native forest, mostly native Beech with stands of nikau, no real views until the last km of open farmland with great views out to the Mount.
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 20%
Moderate Single Track: 35%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 5%
Gravel Road: 25%
Sealed Road: 15%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
Otawa Trig carpark, a small gravel car park on Tepuke Quarry road, directly opposite the Reid road South intersection.
The track is fairly well marked with orange track markers and there are a couple of old DOC signs, follow the signs to Upper Papamoa road it's the old name for Tepuke Quarry Road. Do not head towards Whataroa falls
Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
The start of the Manoeka road trail follows and crosses a rocky creek bed, it is generally runable without getting wet but may not be after heavy rain.
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