Silica Rapids trailBeginner
Submitted by Orla Drylie
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushPlantation/exotic forestRiversideOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/topsVolcanic
This track starts 200 metres up from the Visitor Centre - across the road from the fire station. Follow the signs around for Silica Rapids, keeping to the left at intersections. After 5km, you will come out onto Bruce Road, turn left and it's just over 2km downhill on the road to the village. Alternatively, to avoid the road and lengthen the run, you could re-trace your steps back past the rapids
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Features of interest
Silica rapids, great views of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe. You can see Mt Taranaki on a very clear day
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 20%
Easy Single Track: 50%
Sealed Road: 30%
Beside The Chateau
Parking at head of the trail. No public transport
Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Streams en-route producing great drinking water
It is very exposed and at a high altitude in places. It can get very windy. Stick to the trails and abandon if required.
Post run indulgence
Good coffees and food for all taste buds
Good, honest pub grub with a great selection of draught beers
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