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Likely a great ride for mountain bikers, but sadly not a great walk for hikers due to the high number of high speed and non-track sharing bikers - very sad! Hey bikers if you can't see what's around the corner, please be prepared to stop ' thanks. The track its self is good and firm, and wanders it's way through regenerating bush above the lake. The lookout points were a little disappointing due to plant over growth blocking what would be great views. It's a long trek on foot so, take water and snacks and make a day of it. Oh, and take care on the tight corners, chances are you'll get a least one or two high speed surprises.

A great ride, and would rate it grade 3 because some people would not like the hills, which are not that bad but to some people they would be. If you want to arrange a vehicle at each end it may suit some people. Definitely worth the ride, or walk.

mountain biking
2 months ago

do the whole ride from Paeroa to Waihi and back. Track mostly follows an old gold mining rail line so is pretty flat. Very scenic with a couple of bridges across the river and a long tunnel to ride through.

A very scenic ride along the side of the lake. A couple of good climbs on the return to Arapuni but mostly a flat ride.

Great with the kids. Quite narrow in some places which the 6 year old found challenging with others coming towards her on her bike

rock climbing
2 months ago

Good ride which takes just under an hour with a full pack of climbing and camping gear

def grade 3. lots of switch backs good ride tho

great ride definitely not easy a grade 3 in my opinion lots of switch backs

Long trail.

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.

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mountain biking
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trail running
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trail running
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