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#11 of 14 national parks in New Zealand

Best trails in Egmont National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Egmont National Park, Taranaki? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, walking trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Egmont National Park ranging from 1.5 to 9.6 miles and from 1,371 to 4,022 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Egmont National Park is home to the impressive Taranaki volcano. The park is easily accessible with many tracks to explore.

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Top trails (27)
#1 - Pouakai Hut via Mangorei Track
Egmont National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
Easy trail with steps the whole way. Goes through the forest for 90% of the way so no mountain views until the end. However, the view at the end is amazing, especially if you go a little past the hut to the tarns. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/taranaki/places/egmont-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/pouakai-range-tramping-tracks/Show more
#2 - Mount Taranaki Track
Egmont National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 6 h 6 m
Stairs, Scrambles, scree and steep concrete to begin the trail. Please don't under estimate this hike. This is possibly New Zealand toughest day hike. Weather systems can appear really quickly which can be difficult to escape. But it's well worth the view. Please respect local Mauri beliefs as the top is holy for them. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/taranaki/places/egmont-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-taranaki-summit-track/Show more
#3 - Wilkies Pools Loop Track
Egmont National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Excellent short circuit to some pristine running pools with a great view of the region from said pools. Really beautiful especially the sounds and the running creeks on the way back down. Be careful at the pools themselves as the rocks are quite slippery and their is no stairs/handrails.Show more
#4 - Enchanted/Waingongoro Track Loop
Egmont National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Beautiful hike with a glimpse of a trickling waterfall at the end. arts of the trail are overgrown and it can get very muddy. Fair warning it’s essentially downhill stairs for the first half and then climbing stairs up on the way back. (Similar to mount Tauhara in Taupo!)Show more
#5 - Pouakai Circuit
Egmont National Park
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 9 h 17 m
This is an amazing track. Lots of stairs and some sections are quite steep. Lots of tree roots, mud, and large step ups/downs. Poles are highly recommend if you are shorter. Park at the Kaiauai car park, take that to Kokowai Track, that connects with Holly Hut track past the section that is closed due to a slip. There is a side trip about 40 min from Holly Hut to Bells Falls- so worth it! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/taranaki/places/egmont-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/pouakai-circuit/Show more
#6 - Maude Peak via Mangorei Track
Egmont National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
#7 - Pouakai Crossing
Egmont National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
This is a challenging trail that has some washed out portions, but great views of the peak of Mount Taranaki. The Pouakai Crossing has been named one of the six best day walks in the country by Tourism New Zealand. https://www.doc.govt.nz/pouakai-crossing Show more
#8 - Ridge Loop Track and Waingongoro Track Loop
Egmont National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
#9 - Mount Taranaki Kokowai Loop
Egmont National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
#10 - Veronica Loop Track
Egmont National Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
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