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Makatawa Loop, Taranaki

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Makatawa LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Chris Wheatley

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Trail Information

6.50km

425m

425m

 

Taranaki

New Plymouth

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner - Intermediate

1:45 (Slow)
1:15 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)

-14.5%

+14.8%

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Description

Follow the track from North Egmont signposted to Makatawa Hut. Track descends into a stream bed before climbing up to the hut. From the hut follow the track further up to the translator track and return to North Egmont. Or you can continue up the Puffer to Tahurangi and connect to other trails there.


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Features of interest

Great short run


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 60%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 40%


Route Data

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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Tahurangi Traverse

Tahurangi Traverse

Length: 8.00km

Pouakai Circuit

Pouakai Circuit

Length: 24.00km


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  • Access

    Start at North Egmont Visitors Centre

    Lots of parking at the road end

    29 km

    30 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Follow the track which is well marked

    Generally good.

    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.

    At North Egmont and Makatawa Hut.

    Winter time above Makatawa Hut can have snow and ice on the trail. Also following storms the lower track can be damaged by fallen trees.

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