Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Langs View Track

Mangawhai, Northland

Submitted by Craig De Ardenne

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 24 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush


Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -9.7%


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The track is described here from the eastern entrance on Cove Road. From the carpark, follow the orange markers along a short bush walk that comes out on a private subdivision road. Turn left and follow this up the hill – the surfaced road gives way to a rough trail that continues to the top of the ridgeline.

Follow the marked route and respect private property. Once past the last house at the end of the road the track continues along the undulating ridgeline through a series of grassy clearings towards the trig station at 297m. To access the trig follow a short track up the hill just past the kissing gate. Although not part of the Langsview Track this is a formed track developed by local volunteers.

From the trig there are amazing views of the countryside – north across Bream Bay, south down the Mangawhai coast and out to the offshore islands. The track continues along the ridgeline through regenerating bush with occasional views both north and south before meeting a roadway which leads past more private houses. Continue to follow the orange markers to eventually meet the end of Cullen Road and the eastern end of the Brynderwyn Hills Walk.

Return the way you came.

Great views to the north and south overlooking Langs beach, Waipu Cove and Mangawhai.

No public transport at either end but pretty safe car parking.

11 km

13 minutes




Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map


Some very steep clay steps that can be very slippery when wet.

The Cove Cafe
Waipu Cove
Just a nice relaxing spot to have a beer after your run.

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Trail Reviews

A great mix of terrain and great views. It was super wet and muddy due to the weather, making it more fun but slow going at times. When the trail is dry, it will be awesome.

Croyd Zeier

June 6, 2022

Back open. Big push to start up mainly gravel rd. Then on some nice (quite aggressively) undulating single trail. Good bush cover for middle ~5km otherwise spotty. Would be miserable in the wet with a few very clay like sections (unless you like slip & slides)

Jackson White

April 13, 2022

Good in the dry.

George Laking

October 23, 2021

As the description says mixture of private sealed roadway, gravel driveway and tracks. After 3 kms track could get slippery when wet

Craig Crawford

September 9, 2020

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