Last Updated: 28th Jan 2024


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Coromandel Traverse

Last Updated: 28th Jan 2024


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Grunt Factor: 33 ?

Gnarl Factor: 29 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Very hilly

Native bush

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +11.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -9.3%


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Estimated Times to Run







Run over the Coromandel Ranges!

Start on the Pinnacles track and head up! Stop at the hut for a rest and some water, then run back to the Rangihau track and follow that. This track is much more wild than the well used Pinnacles track. Follow this track to where is opens out on the forestry road ( Rangihau road). Follow that all the way down to the flat, then keep a look out for a place to cross the Waiwawa river. There is a submerged concrete path/road with a 4x4 track on either side of the river. Do not attempt if the river running high, or there has been lots of rain. On the other side of the river is the Tapu Coroglen road which leads to the Coroglen pub. If you miss the river crossing then run to the end of the track and turn left over one lane bridge to access to Coroglen pub. AKA the finishing line!

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Plenty of parking.

22 km

39 minutes





Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Get water from the Hut, and from the Rangihau stream.

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Coroglen Pub

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Graeme Dunn

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Trail Reviews

Brilliant day out, Easy track to follow some good climbs with the unmaintained track creating a few technical climbs and descents between the Pinnacles turn off and where it joins the Rangihau Rd track, especially in washout areas. Stunning views and awesome rugged country in that part of the Coromandel. Some beautiful rivers to cross to cool the feet, a welcome respite. Perfect day completed with a swim in the river right next to the Coroglen pub.! Awesome company, thanks Jayne.

Annelise La Roche

January 8, 2021

Great run, easy navigation and a nice mix between rocky peaks with stunning views, forest running and a good technical stretch at the beginning of the Rangihau track.My only comment is the run stops at the Pinnacles Hut, its worth going the extra 1km (2km out and back) and 200 meters elevation to the stunning views from the Pinnacles themselves. May be a bit longer than stated too, my run including the Pinnacles was 28km with 1006m elevation.

Tony Bullot

March 10, 2020

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