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Crosbies Settlement , Waikato

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Crosbies Settlement Intermediate - Experienced

Submitted by Ian Handcock

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Trail Information







Back country - remote

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Intermediate - Experienced

5.00 (Slow)
4.00 (Moderate)
3.00 (Fast)



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The trail is part of the Surf 2 Firth Bush marathon route and follows the old pack trails that led to farming land that is no fully regenerated.
Follow the orange track markers. The trail is relatively open thanks to volunteers. it is best run in drier months as the track gets muddy on top especially if the pigs go through and rip it up. Don't worry your dog will protect you.

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Features of interest

Track goes to the old Crosbies settlement tucked in behind table Mountain. You can go to the DOC hut.

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 50%

Moderate Single Track: 50%

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  • Access

    The DOC track starts up Waiotahi Road. Alternative is to run up the Karaka track because both tracks join up to the main ridge track

    Limited parking. 5 vehicles max.

    2 km

    5 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    All track junctions are signposted.
    Only follow orange DOC track markers. Other colours are pest baiting lines
    After the junction to Crosbies Hut look out for the turnoff to the hut about a km along the track on your right. If you miss it you will come to a junction to Te Puru so turn around and come back.

    Very patchy.

    Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No drinkable water. Only at the hut.

    Very muddy after rain. prone to windfalls inn high winds.

    Avoid in windy weather.

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