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

It's great but it's individual and personal how you view this climb everyone is different. A great walk. Love the view mind you the trees need trimming. The stairs

minimal traffic compared to similar hikes in the Waikato region. gradual incline with a couple of MTB grade 4-5 hills finished with a few flights of stairs. can hear native tui's singing away and see the odd colorful wood pigeons flying. landscape views definitely

nice walk but it gets very crowded during weekends

gentle steady climb. good track. one of the better walks we have done. 3 .5 hours return. easy going.

We did the loop through the tunnel! It was very cool, don't forget your torch, flash light

hiking
16 days ago

I start this walk from the Wentworth Valley campground so it is much shorter. This is one of my favourite dog friendly walks (on lead only), with a lovely view of the Waterfall at the top, it is so nice to have this amazing place available to enjoy with our furry friends! The DoC campsite at the end is also dog friendly and makes a great base for a weekend away with your furry pal!

very nice view. had a good laugh to the top. the steps is a killer.
but worth it.

very nice easy walk. great for the families of all ages

very good for a quick arvo sesh to get the heart pumping

Boring and average views. Best bit is walk along the stream at the bottom.

trail running
1 month ago

great trail well maintained can do in any weather. so good for your fitness

awesome for the family

hard work especially in the heat but rewarded with beautiful views at the top

I really enjoyed this track. Was nice and flat and the cave was very cool

nice flat walk, lots of places to swim in the stream. few picnic areas around.

nice track, stairs at end of walk abit killer, nice view at top

on Mount Tauhara

walking
1 month ago

Awesome Track, have done this loads of times normally we can do it easily in an hour, in the rough sections their are plenty of tree roots to hold onto. Apart from walking threw the paddocs its a great walk!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Pretty easy one .......u can finish between 1 - 1.5hours ..

Quite good! Even though the view wasn’t that great it was still a decent hike :) the stairs near the end were killer!! Harder than most others I have done

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.

hiking
2 months ago

There is smaller 3km walk starting from near Wentfalls falls campground if you do not want to do all 23.5 km

hiking
2 months ago

2/1/2019. If you like a challenge then this is a good place to start. It is not easy, nor is the trail wide, but you are rewarded by the beautiful NZ bush - look out for the moss covered trees high up, and the stream about 2kms in. The view from the top is great, but dont go up too early as the morning mist can obscure the view. Do explore beyond the trig station to the rocks at the end if the trail ... great views! Things to note: there are narrow and muddy parts and there are obstacles to climb over or navigate around. Suggestion. Take a hiking/ walking stick ( to steady yourself and push away vegetation), water and snacks are always good and take your time on the way down...tripping over is a real possiblity. Well worth the effort and definitely enjoyable.

A gentle amble which follows a gravel road / path and ends up in the bush. Relaxing and pleasant. Has a picnic area at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I made the trek up Mount Tauhara Christmas morning. It was a great hike and it was definitely no easy jaunt. The opening farmland climb was deceptively not an easy stroll. Once we made it up into the bush the trail was full of narrow paths with a few large obstacles to navigate around. We summited in 1hr 40min. However, a local passed us on the trail and made it to the top in 45 min. We’ll chalk that up to the homefield advantage. The only sad part was we made the climb during rain and low clouds, so our view from the top was one up in the clouds. Hopefully we can make the climb again some day with nicer weather.

Note that parts are now closed due to Kauri die back. Check ahead before planning trip

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
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome outdoor gym with an amazing view as a reward

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