Muhunoa Loop Lung Buster Beginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Katrina Gurnick
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushPlantation/exotic forestOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
Go right at top of hill, you come to a spot with 4 tracks forking off - take the one on the left with the warning signs. If you take the single track to your right it will lead you up to trig.
Follow the forestry track until you see the single track on your right and head down this. Note: there are some open areas but the track is easily identified. You come out onto a open hill and get a magnificent view of the Tararuas before joining back onto forestry trail. Keep left as you drop down this forestry track, it becomes quiet a steep down hill so take care here.
This will bring you out to the road. Swing left and follow the road, which becomes gravel in less than a km. After 2.2kms you find a forestry road with a gate on your left, go through this and follow the track back up. You will come to a junction with the option to go straight or to the right - both lead to the main track, but the right is slightly longer and a bit steeper. Follow the trail all the way back to the T-junction and head back down the hill to the car park.
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Features of interest
Good views of the Tararuas and Levin. Lots of bird life.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 3%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 96%
Gravel Road: 1%
Located on Denton Road, trail starts on the Levin Trig track
Plenty of parking at the start of trail
Go right at the top of the hill. Take the track to the far left at the fork then hang right onto single track. Stay left heading down forestry road onto Gladstone
Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
A little muddy in winter. Gets cold when snow is on the ranges
Mountain bikes and horses use these trails
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