North Range Road TraverseBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Tim Carpenter
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Front country - easily accessible
Point to Point (one way)
Undulating, some big hills
Beginner - Intermediate
All of the run is on gravel road or 4WD track.
The run passes private land including RADAR and wind farms, all of these gates are locked.
Run starts with around 3.5km of uphill on gravel road, before going onto 4WD tracks with some deep puddles which can be run around.
There is around 10km of this before coming back onto gravel access roads again.
There are 2 significant climbs, before passing the woolshed and beginning the descent - this is around 5km, there is an uphill bump in the middle.
You will need to have a car at the finish, or it is around 15km back to the start via road.
There are currently no members to show for this trail.
Features of interest
Good views of the Manawatu when the weather allows running along the ridge tops
Make Up of Run
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 30%
Gravel Road: 70%
Top of the Pahiatua Track, between Palmerston North and Pahiatua
There is a gravel parking area at the start of the run
Don't enter any closed gates, and follow the main road along the route
Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Can be very cold and windy as exposed along the tops.
There can be some very deep puddles along the 4WD track.
There can be farm traffic and windfarm traffic on the road
Post run indulgence
Beyond the Bridge Cafe
Is at the finish
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