Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024

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Karamu Walkway South

Hamilton, Waikato

Submitted by Martin Carroll

Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024

Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 31 ?

Gnarl Factor: 27 ?

16.0km

700m

700m

300m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Riverside

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

50%
10%
30%
10%

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.5%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

4:00

Slow

3:00

Moderate

2:00

Fast

The Karamu Walkway winds across farmland. There are several markers - orange triangles and white posts which guide the way. Wonderful views in all directions from the high points.

Limestone bluffs.

Signposted carpark available. No facilities.

28 km

28 minutes

No

No

Moderate.

Patchy.

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

There are some streams on this route but as they cross farmland it's advisable to carry your own water

Working farm. Sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, including bulls.
Mostly exposed to the elements - can get very windy.

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Trail Reviews

Superb track with great farm views and time spent amongst the sheep.

Anthony Sowerby

May 4, 2023

This is a neat trail with a good variety of terrain. Bush, paddocks, hills, good views and the odd feral goat. Lots of fun.

chris atkinson

December 14, 2021

This trail is one of my favourites. It is only 30 min from home and has a mix of farm track, single track and big hills. Beware the wet though as there is a fair amount of clay on the climb between about 1.5 to 3.5 km.
Also there are some fiesty magpies that are quite territorial and do a bit of swooping especially in the spring and summer.
The sheep were in chorus today and made great entertainment.

Paul Ewart

December 5, 2021

Beautiful views! Loved the track. Slow going as there a lot of farmland fields. But the views are unbelievable.

Karen Koch

May 29, 2021

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