Last Updated: 11th Jan 2024


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NP Urban Trail Run

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Submitted by Chris Wheatley

Last Updated: 11th Jan 2024


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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 18 ?








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Type of Run



Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush


Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +4.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.9%


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This is the trail used in the Urban Trail Race, one of the 3 trail race series held around New Plymouth. The route follows the Te Henui walkway exploring both sides of the river through some beautiful bush with just a couple of road sections linking the trails together.

Beautiful spot in the heart of the city

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Lots of parking available along the beach front

3 km

7 minutes




There are many little tracks in the area but all generally follow the river back towards the main walkway

Perfect throughout.

Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Water fountain at the kids playground across the bridge from the reserve.

Muddy is some areas after lots of rain

Paris Plage
East End Reserve
Only open through summer

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Andre Oostendurp

has completed NP Urban Trail Run once in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Good Fun run... especially for a central city run it is excellent.Note that as at March 2020; the River Trail as you head back to the beach (the left side of the river facing the sea) is closed for repairs from Cumberland to near the Cemetary. Your alternatives are to retrace your steps down the right or take a variety of temporary trails and streets. I have a GPX of that route if required - message me for it.

Mike Tennent

March 4, 2020

A fun urban trail run with a mixture of different terrain and scenery. Well worth doing.

Kate Southern

January 6, 2020

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