Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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He Ara Kotahi - Bridge to Linton

Palmerston North, Manawatu - Wanganui

Submitted by Kate Southern

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 9

Gnarl Factor: 10





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Type of Run


Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly


Open farmlands

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +1.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -1.3%


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A pleasant out and back run or walk to Linton and back along the He Ara Kotahi pathway. Wide limestone pathways shared with cyclists.

There are four other bridges along the path to Linton. He Ara Kotahi is a gem for wildlife enthusiasts – kārearea (New Zealand falcon), pheasants, herons, piwakawaka, tūī, kererū, mallard and paradise ducks, and green tree gecko have all been spotted along the pathway.

Find out more on Palmerston North council website

Off-street carparking is available next to the bridge or you may park along Dittmer Drive or Ruha Street

3 km

6 minutes




Perfect throughout.

Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Cellphone.

Drinking fountain available at the He Ara Kotahi bridge.

Sections of the path are exposed to winds.

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has completed He Ara Kotahi - Bridge to Linton 9 times in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Awesome little out and back, well formed track, nice views, easy run.

Sam Howard

January 27, 2022

A must do for the Manawatu. Great track that I'mlucmy enough to commute on. Close to the city, nice wide off road track with wildlife, sights, views of the city, river views. What more could want. Coffee and ice cream... It has that too on the weekends

Brad Geen

March 10, 2021

Excellent run so close to the city. All off road with views of the river along the way.

Andy Peaks

February 5, 2021

A fantastic asset to the area... great well made trail with enough little hills to keep it interesting.. great for people of all ages

Wendy Watts

January 17, 2020

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