Karangahake Mountain RunIntermediate - Experienced
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Intermediate - Experienced
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Start from the Karangahake gorge car park. Cross the bridge and head up the trail to the right - is signposted for the mountain summit.
The route climbs steeply, with a viewpoint midway. The trail is rough in places, e.g. bit of scrambling required over streams and up to the summit.
The route down is slightly more flowing. There's markers along the way that point to the summit or back down towards the gorge/Dickey Flat on the way down.
Features of interest
Great view from the top across the Kaimais. Some caves on the way down.
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 50%
Moderate Single Track: 30%
Easy Single Track: 10%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%
Gravel Road: 0%
Sealed Road: 0%
Karangahake Gorge carpark.
Good parking and toilets.
Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Slipper after a lot of rain. Potentially windy at the top - take a windproof jacket.
Rocky/scrambling sections near the top.
Post run indulgence
The surf shack
Delicious food and great atmosphere
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