Trying to find the best Waikato trails? AllTrails has 62 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Taupo, Paeroa or Pokeno, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Waikato ranging from 1.1 to 26.1 miles and from 36 to 2,198 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great scenery at the begging of car park which is amazing ...and when u reach the top take some good photos ....

Plz do wear some hiking shoes atleast normal shoes if u don’t have hiking shoes ...have seen two people came up with sandals loll ....well it was not really a good idea when u come to Karioi ...

on Huka Falls Loop

3 days ago

Pretty waterfall with lovely colour water. Not a hike though more of a viewpoint to see the falls. Worth stopping for

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing hike with great views from the top. Defiantly recommend booking the hut for the night via DOC WEBSITE not too expensive and allows you to enjoy this place at sunset and sunrise.

Toke us 2hours 40 mins to get to the top of pinnacles via the Webb creek track. Came down via this way too. It is a nice route that is shaded by the sun. Weather at top of pinnacles is colder than down below to bring warmer stuff for up there

one if my favourite walks in the waikato, nice track, can be muddy at the top. waterfall is just beautiful.

great in winter in the clear early mornings can see Mt Taranaki, Ruapehu and on any day the gorgeous west coast and raglan township

trail running
5 days ago

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

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

HARD - Not what I was really expecting. There was a lot of climbing involved. The track is very narrow. From the car park on Whaanga Road it took my 5 hours to get to the top. I did stop for about 20mins at the first look out and 3.5 hours to get from the top back to my car. I’ve put some photos in of the climbing and the view I got. I’m bloody glad I finished walk but am very tired and sore

a little bit hard but easier than others

awesome for the family

easy flat walk. great for kids. stunning scenery

I loved this walk. have taken kids up here. they can have a little swim at the top. views are outstanding

easy walk. great one for the kids

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

10 days ago

No signage to the start of the trail. You have to climb over fences and walk through people's land to get to the trail. Not recomended at all

hiking
10 days ago

Not a hike. Walkway to scenic lookout.
Much better walks around here worth your time.

hiking
10 days ago

Loved this walk so much! 90 minutes up and down!

Did this at night with a headlamp. Awesome glow worms all around. Good for all fitness levels.

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

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

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

easy track,few stairs. beautiful waterfall at the bottom

great hike! nice fresh water to have a dip in. well worth the climb for the beautiful view .

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

Actually 10km return if you do the full length. Very nice trail and not difficult. Also, if you start from Whites road CP end, there is a cool natural pool to swim in on your return.

That trail is truly amazing. Steep but shady climb until the hut, then one more steep climb (partly with steps, ladders and handles attached to the rocks). Stunning views, especially at sunrise and sunset - but really must be great all day!

The hut needs reservation (see the great DOC website, can all be handled online) and is very well maintained - bunk beds, kitchen with gas stoves and all (as per Feb 2019).

Get up there! ;)

on Mount Tauhara

walking
17 days 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!

Great track to really test your fitness levels. Loads of stairs so if you aren’t keen on them don’t do it!
Thoroughly enjoyed this hike and would definitely do again. Unfortunately the day was overcast so we didn’t have a clear view, however still a spectacular view and worth every step!
Took the Web Creek trail - 2 hours 40 mins to the summit and 2 hours return.

on Whakamoenga Point

walking
18 days ago

Awesome Caves if you know were to look! Great short walk!

hiking
muddy
19 days ago

hiking
over grown
19 days ago

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