Holly Hutt TrackIntermediate
Submitted by Chris Wheatley
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Native bushOpen ridges/tops
The section of the round the mountain track between Jacobs ladder and the top of the Kokowai Track is closed due to a major slip. You need to use the Kokowai track instead of starting at North Egmont (current at late November 2018 - please advise us of any updates)
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Follow the marked track up the razorback and around to Holly Hutt. Initially a steep climb up to the around the mountain track then it follows this around towards the west side of the mountain with an overall descent. Holly Hutt is nestled almost at the base of the main mountain where it meets the Ahukawakawa Swamp. The track also forms part of the Pouakai crossing.
Return by the same route.
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Features of interest
Track takes you around to Holly Hutt with stunning views most of the way
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 50%
Moderate Single Track: 50%
Start at the Camphouse car park at North Egmont Visitors Centre
Lots of parking at the visitors centre
Follow the marked track but take care when crossing the numerous slips across the track.
Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Collected rainwater available at the hut.
The track gets snow over winter which can make it very dangerous
There are a few slips which you need to cross involving a bit of scrambling and taking care trying not to dislodge anything on others. Boomarang slip is the biggest and definitely pays to only cross one at a time as it has a lot of loose rocks.
Post run indulgence
on Egmont rd towards town from the mountain
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Ninja Stealth Urban Trail
Up The Stony
Mangorei to North Egmont
Meeting of the Waters
NP Urban Trail Run
Rain Forest Romp at Pukeiti
Taranaki RTM with a Twist