Mount Taranaki Track is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length7.4 miElevation gain4,616 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlife
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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 Māori 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/

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Elliot Melling
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HikingGreat!

Longer, but not as challenging as Ngauruhoe. Summit in 2h 45, with a walking time of a bit under 5h

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Luke Hoban
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Really exhausting in parts and potentially dangerous if not well prepared. Incredible views all the way up so do it on a nice clear day. Please also respect the cultural significance of the mountain by not standing on the summit stone as its tapu to the local iwi.

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Max Bureau Oxton
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Not nearly as difficult as everyone is making it out to sound. You just need a good set of hiking boots and a good set of poles. Cleared the summit in 3.5 hours and decided to go for a loop track from the other side. You get to walk through and enchanted forest and see waterfalls, so I highly recommend it.

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Michael Smith
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chamille mallari
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HikingGreat!

Hiked on 7 Feb. Must have been the most exhausting and daring thing I've ever done but it was definitely worth it! Be careful of the loose rocks. More hikers = more loose rocks falling.

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Miguel Karlo Juan
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Nature tripsGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Bring gloves as you'll scramble with a lot of rocks. Trekking poles will help you as well especially at the sandy part of the trail.

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Nicholas Walker
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Hardcore, loved everything apart from the shingle/rock screen. Awesome views

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Eric Chu
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Kevin Yang
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Naiane Conte
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Alec Cross
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Donald Bertoldo
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Mathew Burns
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Did this in the Christmas break lots of snow at top but a clear day for climbing. The pack snow really helped get up the scoria slopes. Was an amazing feeling to summit. The crater is really something to see, no photos could ever do it justice.

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Benny CHIA
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Shane Dean
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Nikkola Klemra
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Highly recommend starting off early to make the sunrise - incredible

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Carbon Rose
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HikingRockySnow

I remember climbing Mt.Egmont back in 1985 as part of a school trip. Two bus loads of teens going for a hike to the summit. I'll never forget the experience. Have always wanted to do it again. Yes, I can remember those stairs. I don't really remember the scree though. But I also remember we didn't all have proper clothing for such a wet and cold summit. :-) It was clear at the top with such a magnificent view. But it was cold and we were damp/wet from the climb through the cloud. I don't remember it being awfully tiring but it was a long haul up for sure. Been thinking to take my children up there. But, perhaps, after reading the other posts, maybe they aren't quite old enough just yet and maybe I am getting too old!! haha...

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Fabien en Voyage
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Reece DI
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One of the most amazing hikes ever, long, challenging and with lots of changes in terrain. Get to the peak - it’s worth it. Start at North Egmont visitor center though, not sure why this has you starting else where.

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Celina Trippel
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Mehryar Zarepour
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Hiking

Just read the page on DOC website. You will find all the necessary information.

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Marius Abraham
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