Taupo Redwoods Track Beginner
Submitted by Melissa Franklin
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At the end of the carpark (past the bridge that goes over the river) you will see the sign for the Redwoods track. Follow this track and quite quickly you will end on a road, look left to see the track continue over the road. Continue to follow track and signs for Redwoods track. About halfway in you will see the track continue straight or there is an option to go right (sign saying to Taupo via grass), go right here and you will continue on single track which eventually turns into grass and then you will return to single track for a little bit until getting to grass again (easy track through grass to follow though). For the last 500m you will hit footpath which runs you down the hill to the river.
Turn here and head back the way you came.
Features of interest
Huka Falls (at start) and beautiful redwoods
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 50%
Easy Single Track: 50%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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Huka Falls carpark
Plenty of parking in carpark but can be busy with tourists (go early)
Just keep an eye out for sign post and follow the obvious track at all times
Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
I could image this track could get muddy after rain. No issues when I ran it in summer.
Watch for mountain bikers and other users of track
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See other runs nearby:
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Huka Falls to Aratiatia Dam Loop
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Orahau To Kinloch
Great Lake Trail - Waihaha Section
Waihora to Waihaha
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