Last Updated: 11th May 2024

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Cooksen Kauri Trail

Thames, Waikato

Submitted by Kirstine Collins

Last Updated: 11th May 2024

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Grunt Factor: 9 ?

Gnarl Factor: 20 ?

4.8km

265m

265m

367m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +10.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -10.5%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

0:35

Moderate

0:20

Fast

The trail is wide gravel that starts climbing gently beside the Waiora Stream, crossing a couple of times by bridge. The steep climb then begins up a series of steps totalling 700 in all. There is a viewing area for the Cooksen Kauri at the top. Return the same way.

Cooksen Kauri is a huge mature Kauri tree

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Large gravel carpark and toilets

19 km

31 minutes

No

No

Easy.

Non-existent.

Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit

Stream by the river for the first and last 1500m

Nil

Nil

Trail Legend

Raewyn Peters

Raewyn Peters

has completed Cooksen Kauri Trail twice in the last year.

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