Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Te Kauri Park Loop

Kawhia, Waikato

Submitted by Jayne Tankersley

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 13

Gnarl Factor: 50

5.4km

395m

394m

218m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Run Makeup

30%
40%
30%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +11.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -11.5%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:30

Slow

1:05

Moderate

0:45

Fast

This loop starts on the Medium Gorge Route and turns into the Deversons Track once you cross the stream.

Find the start of the track behind the Lodge. It begins by descending swiftly and crosses through some muddy technical sections for 800m before popping out onto the ridge. Once on the ridge there is a couple of kms of excellent trail running track. It's a little overgrown but underfoot it's clear.

Once you start to steeply descend again you will reach the halfway point and cross over a small stream. The climb back to the top is a bit of a lung buster and steep, and the second half is a little more technical with some rock scrambling but once you see the farm on your left it gets a little easier.

You will finish behind the lodge again. Walk past the toilets and back down the steps.

Park on the grass verge in front of the Lodge on the side of the road. Don't park in the driveway.

18 km

16 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

While the track is well marked, it's not used as much as other tracks, so there is more debris than a well worn track. Keep your eye on the orange markers.

Generally good.

Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Water on the route is not reliable

Prepare for mud after rain or in winter.

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Trail Reviews

Pretty tough going for such a short run. There's a good scramble up some rocks onto the Ridgeline that was fun.

Anthony Sowerby

January 23, 2023

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