Best trails in Paeroa, Waikato

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Looking for a great trail near Paeroa, Waikato? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park , we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mauao Historic Reserve or Tapapakanga Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Paeroa ranging from 5.1 to 11.6 miles and from 85 to 1,801 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Paeroa, Waikato
Top trails (8)
#1 - Windows Walk
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 26 m
NOTE: Users have reported that as of July 2020, there is a partial closure on this trail.Show more
#2 - Karangahake Mountain Track Loop
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
This loop combines several tracks into a single hike. It traverses the Scottsman Gully, then a portion of the Crown Trail followed by a direct ascent to the top of Karangahake Summit. The return is via the Mountain Summit Trail that then connects back to Crown returning the same way it started. There is plenty of parking at the Karangahake Gorge swing bridge, but it can get pretty busy during the holiday season. Additional parking is available off Crown Hill Road. But if you park there it shortens the hike to exclude Scottsman Gully; which would be a miss as that portion of the trail is beautiful with cascading waters from a stream that empties into the Ohinemuri River. Most of the trail is graded and wide. The only section that is a footpath and somewhat narrow, but definitely steep is the 0.7 mile section starting clockwise for the loop. It is a constant climb and will test your cardio. At the top the views are magnificent. As far as the eyes can see towards the Coromandel and Kaimai. The plains are vast and never ending - yet the ocean is visible in the distance. The return loop is an easy downhill walk on a wide graded path. There are a few small stream crossings depending on the rain, and keep a look out for the occasional mining tunnel. This is a great alternative to the gorge walks which can get very busy at times. Show more
#3 - Karangahake Old Rail Tunnel Trail
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
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.Show more
#4 - Crown Track
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#5 - Homunga Bay Track to Wright Falls
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
This walk takes you to the beautiful Wright Falls along the beach. Some people choose to just stop and spend time enjoying the sand. Show more
#6 - Waitawheta Track
Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 22 m
#7 - Karangahake Track: Karan to Waikino
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
#8 - East Coast Main Trunk Railway Trail
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m