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Ohakune Town/Forest Loop, Manawatu - Wanganui

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Ohakune Town/Forest LoopBeginner

Submitted by Tim Carpenter

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Manawatu - Wanganui




Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:20 (Slow)
1:05 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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Start at various access points.
This is from the base of mountain road.
Start onto bush track marked Forest Walk, this is most of the ascent in this section.
You will exit onto grass area, follow road up, cross main road (careful traffic) and enter forest walk on the other side of the road.
To continue loop, run straight, turn left at Powderkeg, R) at next section, past Kings, and down hill on Miro Street.
Run to end of Miro Street, turn L) at main road, cross bridge, and enter domain at Carrot.
Follow the trail to the end, cross main road, continue past skate park. DO NOT CROSS WALKING BRIDGE, enter bush to the L) of this.
Follow the trail to the end, turning R) on exit to continue on road again. Turn L) at main road, and at Ayr street, Continue onto trail along river. This trail will exit with another short road section, cross the swing bridge, and continue on trail along river.
At the end of this trail, cross bridge over main road, and return to Forest walk starting point

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Features of interest

Native bush along the mountain road section.
Swing bridge over the river.
Nice section alongside the river

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 60%

Sealed Road: 40%

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  • Access

    Parking locations are at the bottom of Mountain Road (from Mangawhero Terrace)
    Alternate includes the big carrot at the entrance to town or just start from wherever you are staying

    Public car parks at various access points

    3 km

    5 minutes



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    Whistle, Cellphone.

    Commercial locations.

    Cold in winter

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