Karamu Walkway NorthBeginner
Submitted by Anthony Sowerby
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Undulating, small hills only
Native bushOpen farmlands
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Start from the car park on the Hamilton-Raglan Highway and head up the hill on the gravel track. This turns into open farmland on private land so please respect the owner’s rights.
There are road markers along the main ridge to Old Mountain Road. Here you can either turn around to finish the run or cross Old Mountain Road to pick up Karamu Walkway South.
Features of interest
Great views of the Hakarimata Range in the north, Te Uku Wind Farm and Karioi and the coast to the west, Pirongia to the south and Hamilton city to the east.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 15%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 85%
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Just off State Highway 23 (Hamilton-Raglan Highway) at Four Brothers Reserve. You could also start at the turnaround point on Old Mountain Road (gravel road).
Parking for maybe 5-6 cars in the car park just off SH23.
Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Closed annually over lambing season (1 August – 31 October).
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See other runs nearby:
Nikau Loop & Kaiwhaniwha Caves
Harker Reserve to Vivian Falls
Ruapane Leg Burner
Karamu Walkway South
Lake D Dash
Pukekōhatu Pack Ponies
Pirongia Loop of Insanity.
Over and back on the Wairere Traverse
Waiotahi Karaka Trail
Pirongia Trail Run - Munter