Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Once Was An Island

Napier, Hawkes Bay

Submitted by Gary Richardson

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 9

Gnarl Factor: 12

8.4km

115m

115m

115m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Totally/mostly flat

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +3.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -3.4%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:15

Slow

1:00

Moderate

0:40

Fast

This loop can be shortened easily, the 8.4km is two laps and then a short blast to the top of the hill in the middle. Go either direction from the carpark, cannot get lost just keep the hook to your left or right. After your two laps, head straight up the single track in front of you, this used to be a Maori pa and was an island before the 1931 earthquake. There is a small installation at the summit and some information before you descend back to the carpark the same way.

Former Maori Pa.

Plenty of car parking.

11 km

12 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Perfect throughout.

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

None.

Watch for sheep and magpies.

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Adrian Rhodes

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