Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Ratapihipihi

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Submitted by Chris Wheatley

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 4

Gnarl Factor: 21

1.7km

60m

60m

100m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -9.9%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

0:20

Slow

0:15

Moderate

0:10

Fast

A very short but absolute gem of a reserve and interesting enough to run several laps to make the short drive here from town worthwhile. The reserve has two tracks, the Nikau and Waterfall tracks. Start on the Waterfall track, entrance to the right of the sign. The trail initially follows the edge of the reserve before entering the bush with an undulating trail which passes a small but beautiful waterfall. After approximately 1km you come across a sign post as you join the Nikau track. Keep going straight ahead to join this trail lined with Nikau plans on both sides as you climb back up to the reserve entrance.

Waterfall, forestry workings.

Park at the road end.

7 km

12 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

None

None

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Andrew Foote

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