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Ruapane Leg Burner, Waikato

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Ruapane Leg BurnerIntermediate

Submitted by Jayne Tankersley

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush


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



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A good leg burner if you're after a quick climb on technical terrain. Heading from car park follow the Tirohanga track towards the Ruapane Lookout. You'll start climbing quite soon and after about a km of steps and well groomed path the track gets steeper and you're scrambling up and over tree roots and muddy embankments. At 1.5kms you'll join up with another track but follow the signs to Ruapane lookout. The last 300m or so has you scaling some steep rocks, and you'll need shoes with a good grip for this. Catch your breath at the trig, and take in the views before heading back the way you came.

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Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 60%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 30%

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  • Access

    Head to the car park at the very end of Corcoran Road. The start of the track is clearly marked from there.

    34 km

    36 minutes



  • Staying Safe



    Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.

    No water available

    Care is needed if doing this route in rain as rocks might be slippery. Can get very muddy after rain.

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