Last Updated: 8th Jul 2024


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Mount Titiraupenga

Te Kuiti, Waikato

Submitted by Linda Downes

Last Updated: 8th Jul 2024


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Grunt Factor: 38 ?

Gnarl Factor: 60 ?








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Type of Run

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Very hilly

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +12.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.2%


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Starting on Link Track, the terrain is semi-technical, lots of gullies and a few small stream crossings. The climbs out the gullies are quite steep with lots of obstacles to go around but the DoC orange triangles are easy to follow.

You'll come to the centre of the North Island monument - keep going up, from here the track is much easier and is well used. The climb to the summit feels quite gradual and when you're nearly at the top it goes downhill for a little bit, bringing you out at the foot of the summit rock. Follow the track up onto a small rocky outcrop and you'll find some awesome views of Waikato and Taupo and a good view of the summit rock. Please note that the summit rock is iwi toanga and please do not attempt to climb - it's a sheer cliff by the looks anyway.

Return the same way!

This trail includes the peaks Titiraupenga and Mount Titiraupenga.

Ancient trees with hanging moss.

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Enough parking for a few cars, maybe 5 max. It's a secluded area - leave valuables out of sight.

Exactly the same car park and place as Pureora Double and accessed via SH30, turning left at the Timber Trail sign.

63 km

55 minutes




Follow the orange DoC triangles, follow the sign at centre of North Island point

Very patchy.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Gaiters

One of the streams looked fine to drink from

Not recommended after or during alot of rain

Tree roots, stream crossings, lots of fallen debris, steep trail.

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Trail Reviews

Great views to reward you at the end but slow going as definitely more of a hiking trail. A couple of small steam crossings to navigate.

Anthony Sowerby

October 9, 2022

Stunning bush & birdlife, thoroughly enjoyable track, but hard work. 14km of solid workout. Well marked & used track so pretty easy to follow, but also a lot of tree fall the scramble over/around.

Glen Brownlee

September 19, 2021

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