Last Updated: 6th Jan 2024

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Silica Rapids Quicky

Last Updated: 6th Jan 2024

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Grunt Factor: 10

Gnarl Factor: 17

6.2km

265m

270m

1278m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.4%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

0:45

Moderate

0:30

Fast

Fun flowing trail amongst beech forest and a little boardwalk through open tussock. Follow the signs around for Silica Rapids. 

There are awesome views of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngaruhoe (on a clear day).

Golden rapids along the way and the Silica Rapids at the viewpoint/turnaround. 

There is a carpark at the trailhead, directly across the road from the fire station. 

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Easy.

Patchy.

Lightweight fleece top, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.

Fill up at the fountain in front of the Whakapapa Holiday Park Office or public toilets across the road.

Always be prepared for changeable weather in this Alpine environment.

Trail Legend

DG

DJ Gillming

has completed Silica Rapids Quicky 3 times in the last year.

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