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Karakariki Track, Waikato

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Karakariki TrackBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Martin Carroll

Info Info

Trail Information

5.00km

200m

200m

 

Waikato

Hamilton

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Riverside

Beginner - Intermediate

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

-8.8%

+8.8%

Can be busy in summer as a lot of people swim and picnic at the waterfall.

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Description

A nice 5km out and back run. The first km is easy and flat but past that point the track gets more technical with one short but very steep section leading to a beautiful run through native bush.


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Features of interest

Waterfall and picnic area 1km from the start of the track.


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 60%

Easy Single Track: 40%


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  • Access

    Small carpark at the end of Karakariki Valley Road.

    There is a small angle parking area at the end of Karakariki Valley Road.

    22 km

    25 minutes

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    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    The track is well marked with DoC orange triangles.

    Patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No available drinking water but the track does border a stream for the first km.

    The first km of the track to the waterfall is flat and very easy going. Past the waterfall is more technical with steep sections and uneven ground.

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