Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Kaipawa Trig

Coromandel, Waikato

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 13 ?

Gnarl Factor: 53 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +15.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.1%


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Estimated Times to Run







Follow the signposted track up towards the trig. You will follow this track for about 2km until you reach a gate. You will see a sign indicating the direction towards the Trig on your left (don't go past gate as it goes no where). Follow this track and it will take you around the hill side giving you some amazing views and then a steep climb for the final section to the trig.

Return the way you came.

This trail includes the peak Kaipawa.

Beautiful native bush with amazing views of Coromandel township and all the way to Auckland (I could see the Sky Tower). Some mine shafts can be seen alongside the track too.

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Small amount of parking on the side of road.

5 km

7 minutes




Just keep an eye out for the orange track markers

Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map


While I was there the track condition was excellent, but I could image it would get very muddy after rain. The clay slopes would get very slippy.

Keep to track at all times and do not be tempered to go look into a mine shaft!

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Trail Reviews

Nice little trail. Even after all the recent rain it wasn't too slippery. There is one mudslide over the trail but path both below and above to get through. I recommend the upper path.
Beautiful views help distract from the final steep climb to the trig.

Kirstine Collins

September 8, 2020

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