Best trails in Ashley Forest

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Explore the most popular trails in Ashley Forest 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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#1 - Mount Grey and Maukatere Loop
Ashley Forest
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 5 h 5 m
Combine these tracks to form a circuit over Mt Grey/Maukatere. Mt Grey/Maukatere Track (Easiest way up): Time: 2–3 hr one way Track category: Walking track The track climbs steadily through nativebush and small areas of pine forest before opening out on to tussock slopes leading to the trig on the summit of Mt Grey/Maukatere. Red Beech Track (Recommend taking this way down, rather than up): Time: 3–4 hr one way Track category: Tramping track  From the summit of Mt Grey it's possible to descend via Red Beech Track to the Grey River picnic area. This track is steep in places, over patches of scree, and is easier to descend than climb. About half way down you'll need to ford the Grey River. Check the river levels at the picnic site before starting your trip – if the water is flowing over the ford, it will be too dangerous to cross the river on Red Beech Track.Show more
#2 - Mount Grey and Okuku Road Loop
Ashley Forest
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Length: 15.4 km • Est. 5 h 27 m
Up the 4WD track to the top of Mt Grey, then down the back trying to ride as many switch backs as possible!Show more