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Hilly Hakarimata Loop, Waikato

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Hilly Hakarimata LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Paul Parker

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Trail Information

8.30km

370m

370m

 

Waikato

Ngaruawahia

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Riverside

Beginner - Intermediate

2.00 (Slow)
1.30 (Moderate)
1.00 (Fast)

-14.6%

+11.3%

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Description

This makes a good alternative to the Hilly Hakarimata out and back run.

Head south from the carpark back over the bridge for a fast 1.7km warm up run along the Waingaro Road (Footpath and gravel track).

At 1.7km you will reach the Rail Trail on your right, head down this wide grass track for 1.5km to reach a picnic area with a toilet. Head up the track to the right which follows a beautiful river with a waterfall side trail just near the start. After about 1km the ascent starts with at least 1,000 stairs over the next 1.5km.

The track deteriorates from here and you have a hard slog over 1km of muddy steep technical track, barely runable. You will pop out onto the Hilly Hakarimata Track, turn right (you can go left here for 300m to the summit tower) on to the stairs and head back down to another river and follow the river track back to the carpark.

A very good training run with fast warmup, great single track, brutal stairs and technical section.


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Features of interest

Hakarimata Rail Trail and Walkway - Hakarimata Summit Tower - Waterfalls


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 40%

Easy Single Track: 20%

Sealed Road: 20%


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  • Access

    Hakarimata ranges public carpark - Ngaruawahia

    Good parking here, safe with lots of people around and public toilets.

    1 km

    1 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    On the way up keep to the main track, don't take the Christian Camp Track on your right.

    Generally good.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Plenty

    Muddy for 1km in winter or after rain

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