Submitted by Chris Wheatley
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Native bushOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
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This route is part of the Rab Skyline Mountain Collection
Trail starts on the Mangorei Track (part of the Pouakai Crossing) up to Pouakai Hut. From there take the trail towards Holly Hut. Not far from there follow take the track signposted to Pouakai Summit. From that signpost the trail is fairly level crossing tussock and swampy areas to the base of the final peak. From here follow the poled route up to the summit trig. The old track here is very eroded and overgrown. Return via the same way.
Features of interest
Amazing views over the swamp towards Mt Taranaki
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 40%
Technical Single Track: 0%
Moderate Single Track: 60%
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
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Start at the end of Mangorei Rd
Parking on the side of the sealed road. You re not allowed to park on the gravel section of the road.
Follow the signposts on the trails and then the old pole route markers for the final part up to the trig.
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.
Water available at Pouakai Hut.
Winter may have snow/ice in the area and the final climb is pretty exposed.
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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