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Te Aroha Killer Loop, Waikato

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Te Aroha Killer LoopIntermediate - Experienced

Submitted by David Clark

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Trail Information

39.80km

2000m

2000m

 

Waikato

Te Aroha

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Intermediate - Experienced

Not Suitable (Slow)
9:30 (Moderate)
6:30 (Fast)

-9.7%

+11.5%

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Description

This is a loop run from Te Aroha Domain. Start near the cute Mokena Geyser in Te Aroha Domain, and head up the Te Aroha Summit Track all the way to the fabulous summit. After catching your breath and taking some photos, travel along the Dog Kennel Flat Track until you connect with Waipapa Track. Follow this mostly runnable gently descending track through to Waitewheta Hut. From here, the Waitewheta Tramway Track follows a very good path (albeit on cobbled stones) of the ancient mine and logging tramway, with various historical features to see. Multiple swing bridges and awesome river and cliff views. Turn left onto Dalys Clearing Track and run past the hut to meet the Mangakino Pack Track. Follow this track along the east side of the Mangakino river valley, crossing multiple small tributary streams. Connect to the Tui Mine Track and descend down to join Tui Domain Track and return to your starting point.


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Features of interest

Mt Te Aroha, old mines, old tramway, suspension bridges, rivers, waterfalls, geyser


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 50%

Moderate Single Track: 28%

Easy Single Track: 20%

Gravel Road: 2%


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  • Access

    Te Aroha Domain

    Good parking at the Te Aroha Domain

    1 km

    3 minutes

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    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Very patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    Many rivers. Two huts on the route with water.

    Mt Te Aroha is very exposed and can be cold in bad weather.

  • Post run indulgence

    Ironique Cafe
    Te Aroha
    Excellent Cafe

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