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Tour of Cougar park, Waikato

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Tour of Cougar parkBeginner

Submitted by Linda Downes

Info Info

Trail Information

14.00km

320m

320m

432m

Waikato

Tokoroa

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest
Other

Beginner

2:20 (Novice)
1:40 (Intermediate)
1:10 (Elite)

-6.0%

+5.9%

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Description

Note: The author has permission from Tokoroa Mountain Bike Club to publish trails on Wild Things. If you wish for the confirmation email she is happy to forward it through. Email Linda. Some signs say Mountain Bike Only tracks - please observe. Dogs allowed under control (on leash)

This is a mountain bike park, common sense needs to be used. No headphones, give way to bikers, be alert and aware at all times. if this is abused they won't let us run out here!

You will need this written down or screen-shotted! Lots of instructions, but these are the gems of Cougar Park! Maybe have a handy map of the park to follow. it will help HEAPS!

Starting from the car park make your way directly across the field and over the bridge. Following the entrance track until sharply on your right you will see Mountain lion. You'll arrive at the top of the hill called Jungle Junction. Catch your breath and turn sharp left - it does not have a track name as it is a gravel road.

Run down the hill until you find a sign on your right 'this way to jack & Jill'. Follow the trail and make your way up jack & Jill until you find yourself back up at Jungle Junction. Now go down Tiggers Tail keeping an eye out for a track that veers out to the left (there may still be an event sign up there for a while that says "12hr day/night loop right and 50-25km competitiors left". Turn left here and then right onto Ridgeline (NOT Chemical Bros)

Follow Ridgeline until you come out to a gravel road. 300 metres on your left turn here - it is marked by a white post saying "to 50&25km loop". This track brings you on to Chemical Bros. You'll come onto gravel again and this time follow until the intersection, turn right up the hill and at the top turn right.

Once you get back into the trees there is a trail to your left. Jump on to this, it follows the road but way cooler to run on. Stay on this trail., there is a sweet downhill. You want to turn right on the trail that leads you to Saber Tooth - yes, another climb but it's a pretty track with a cave.

You'll end up at Jungle Junction for your 3rd and last time! Speedy Cheetah is your most direct route back to car park (though you may not want to do this if the park is busy with mt. bikers) or find your way to KCs climb (left off Mountain Lion - you might have seen the sign on your way up) or make your way back down Mountain Lion and the entrance track back to car park.


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Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Gravel Road: 10%


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  • Access

    Just off State highway 1, turn onto Mossop Road, you'll see tennis courts and a church on the corner.
    400metres up the road turn left up to the cricket club access road. There will be sign saying Cougar MTB park .
    Plenty of parking. Make your way down across the field to the shelter and across the bridge, the tracks begin here.

    Ample parking.

    2 km

    3 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Navigation will be very confusing if you do not have a map of the park that you can access easily while running

    Perfect throughout.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No drinking water available apart from the shelter before you go over entrance bridge

    Windfall after stormy weather, can get muddy after rain

    This is a mountain bike park, common sense needs to be used. No headphones, give way to bikers, be alert and aware at all times. if this is abused they won't let us run out here!

  • Post run indulgence

    Sweet Rose cafe
    Bridge street, Tokoroa
    https://www.facebook.com/SweetRoseEspresso/

    Nexus cafe
    Bridge Street Tokoroa
    https://www.facebook.com/nexuswineandcafe/

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