Explore the most popular trails near Karangahake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful walk and can be combined with the Windows Walk/loop. The walk follows the gorge most of the way, with a large tunnel towards the end. Some good swimming holes and river access in many places. Take a torch and wear good footwear as there are some dangerous pieces of steel sticking up in a few places.

hiking
3 months ago

TAKE A TORCH! Really enjoyable walk with lots to see along the way. Great views into the gorge and found it much better than the rail tunnel walk. If you have time, I recommend walking further up the gorge past the window walk. Around 30 mins will take you to another big tunnel and a swimming hole. There is also a full flow of water from a tunnel near the aforementioned tunnel. Then return and complete the Window Loop.

Great walk if you include a loop back on the other side of the Gorge. Why go back the same way. The loop trail is marked. Nice and cool in the tunnel.

trail running
4 months ago

I loved this track although went out to do 18kms as described and turned wrong which shortened the run to 8.6!

walking
6 months ago

Easy, fun, interesting and free! Beautiful river and a lot of caves. A lot of history here.

lovely day walk with great views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago