Makatawa LoopBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Chris Wheatley
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Native bushOpen tussock/grasslands
Beginner - Intermediate
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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.
Features of interest
Great short run
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 60%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 40%
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
Start at North Egmont Visitors Centre
Lots of parking at the road end
Follow the track which is well marked
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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See other runs nearby:
Pouakai Hut and Tarns
Ninja Stealth Urban Trail
Holly Hutt Track
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
Fanthanaki double summit loop
Mana Bay- Patea river and beach