Last Updated: 17th Jun 2024


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Waihi Beach Trig Track

Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty

Submitted by Leon Klijmeij

Last Updated: 17th Jun 2024


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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 16 ?








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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.8%


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Nice quick run with some stunning coastal views at the top.
Start on the right of the reservoir, follow the reservoir loop track. The Trig run branches off the Loop track near the bridge. There are some steps and steep bits. The majority of the route is in the bush.

At the top you will enjoy a spectacular view of Waihi Beach, up the Coromandel coast and east across the Bay of Plenty.

Toilets at carpark at start.

Carpark as above

2 km

5 minutes




Perfect throughout.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone

Start and finish is close to town with a dairy near the beach.


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Trail Reviews

Great easy run on a well maintained track. The view from the trig is fantastic.

You can extend the run by 5km by taking the out and back bush track from the top track junction near the trig.

Kirstine Collins

August 25, 2020

Short run on well graded/gravelled track. Can easily be added on to other runs in the area as is only a short jog from where the Waihi Beach coastal runs begin/end. Thanks for sharing Leon.

Anthony Sowerby

January 18, 2020

Fantastic Little gem when your short for time but want a decent lil run. it has it all, up-hill, stairs, pretty bush, pretty views and a downhill flying finish.

Linda Downes

January 14, 2020

Nice little short and sharp trail that gets the blood pumping quickly - really neat view from the trig to orientate yourself if new to the area. If you fill a bag of gravel at the bottom don't be tempted to carry it all the way up, the top is well replenished and the bottom could do with some filling.

Luke Gillies

June 27, 2018

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