Last Updated: 17th Feb 2024

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Waitarere Forest

Levin, Manawatu - Wanganui

Submitted by Emma O'Connor

Last Updated: 17th Feb 2024

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Grunt Factor: 8 ?

Gnarl Factor: 2 ?

9.5km

75m

75m

20m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Loop

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Coastal

Other

Run Makeup

10%
90%

Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +1.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -1.9%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

00:50

Moderate

00:40

Fast

Run down the gravel road until you get into the forest. Once in the forest turn left and follow the loop around until you get back to the gravel road again.

Nice forestry roads. Close to the beach for a swim afterwards.

Park on Forest Rd

15 km

16 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Generally good.

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

No water available.

No major issues. Mostly under trees in the forest.

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Raewyn Peters

Raewyn Peters

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Trail Reviews

Pretty forest and lots of fantails. It is all on gravel roads but most parts of the road had a nice layer of pines for cushioning so not as bad as I expected. Nice to do a flat trail for a change.

Kirstine Collins

July 24, 2020

Really enjoy running through the forest... nice underfoot...

Wendy Watts

January 17, 2020

Pretty forest but take a dog or a friend for company as its a tad tedious. Sparky wasnt that keen on the the gravelly road but enjoyed the muddy stretch at the back. The Four Square down the road has a very good selection of post-run slices and coffee.

Richele McKenzie

May 24, 2019

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