Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Levin Trig

Levin, Manawatu - Wanganui

Submitted by Andrew Black

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Closed until mid 2024 due to forestry operations.

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Grunt Factor: 11 ?

Gnarl Factor: 15 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Very hilly

Dog Friendly


Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -10.5%


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This is a working forest with public access allowed. Numerous mountain bike tracks which can be run in addition to what is on this route but do not run on the downhill tracks (these are marked) for safety reasons, as well as 4WD/gravel roads that can be used - also can be used as alternate route to get into the Tararua Ranges. Popular local track for dog walking, mountain biking and running. No vehicular access to the public. Average gradient is around 12% for the climb but the ridge is undulating and the lookout (about 1.5km to the left at the top) is worth a look. Trig station is to the right at the top.

Working forest

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Car park to side of entry

4 km

7 minutes





Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries


Can be boggy/slippery after rain, also can be trees blown over in strong winds

Focal Point Levin
Levin Mall
Good coffee

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Trail Reviews

Great run. Went up the trail and then onto the Lookout and then back to the trig and down the road. No views as we were up in the clouds.

Kelda Robinson

November 14, 2021

Have only done this in the dark as part of the moonlight night runs but thoroughly enjoy it.. great climb

Wendy Watts

January 17, 2020

Busy trail through very pretty pine forest.

Richele McKenzie

June 2, 2019

While I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out where to go with this trail, in the end I am pretty sure I ran most of the trail in the guide plus some other wonderful single-trail and a bit of forestry road for good measure. All of the uphill single trail is runnable as it is designed for mtb's to ride up. I ventured further up the road at the start while exploring and found a nice unmarked trail that lead around the outside and down to the bottom... so all in all a fun afternoon in the heat.

Mike Tennent

January 18, 2018

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