Manawatu Gorge TrackBeginner - Intermediate
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Undulating, some big hills
Beginner - Intermediate
You no longer cross under the highway to access the track due to the gorge road being permanently closed. Just follow the track from the carpark to the trail entrance.
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This route is part of the T8 Three+ Collection
You no longer cross under the highway to access the track due to the gorge road being permanently closed. Just follow the track from the carpark to the trail entrance. The Woodville end is open and carparks are available there too, so you could run the track from either direction.
If you're going from the gpx start, once you're at the highest point, it undulates until the climb down to the Woodville end.
Features of interest
Views of windfarm and stream crossings (bridged)
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 100%
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
State Highway 3, 1km from Ashhurst, or on Gorge road about 5km from Woodville.
Manawatu Gorge Ashhurst end carpark. You can park at the Woodville end by driving over the bridge at Woodville end of gorge, the road is called Gorge road and the carpark is about 200m from the bridge. However, this end of track is currently closed due to a slide (when this might be fixed is unclear).
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Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Rainy, muddy and cold in winter
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