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NP Urban Trail Run, Taranaki

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NP Urban Trail RunBeginner

Submitted by Chris Wheatley

Info Info

Trail Information

11.00km

160m

160m

 

Taranaki

New Plymouth

Urban

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Riverside

Beginner

1:30 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)

-4.9%

+4.8%

The River Trail as you head back to the beach is closed for repairs from Cumberland to near the Cemetery. Your alternatives are to retrace your steps down the right or take a variety of temporary trails and streets.

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Description

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.


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Features of interest

Beautiful spot in the heart of the city


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 15%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Sealed Road: 5%


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  • Access

    The trail starts at the East End Reserve

    Lots of parking available along the beach front

    3 km

    7 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    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

  • Post run indulgence

    Paris Plage
    East End Reserve
    Only open through summer

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