Mount Taranaki Track

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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.

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation Gain: 4,616 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

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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 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/

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no shade
rocky
6 hours ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

It took me 4 hours up and 3 down with 4 5 minutes breaks. So hard but so worth it on the top!

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
19 days ago

I consider this to be one of the toughest hikes in the North Island as Taranaki serves you steep views, steep stairs, steep scree, and steep sharp rocks. There are wonderful orange markers that lead from the stairs to the summit. Do be prepared with the proper outdoor wear; the day started off clear, then cloudy to the summit, clear at the top, and hiked back down inside a cloud (you'll be thanking those orange markers when visibility is not great). I recommend having some scree skiing experience as you may be sliding down the steep scree for what will feel like hours. Keep in mind you are able to begin this hike either at Egmont Visitor Center or 20 min from Stratford. Since we began from Stratford, on the return down, save a bit more energy so you can walk back to the parking lot (the trail is flat but felt like it was never ending). So worth it!!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Descente assez périlleuse, mais points de vue au sommet magnifiques. Prévoir au moins 2l d'eau et 7-8 heures pour faire la rando (si vous êtes en forme)

hiking
1 month ago

When they say this is a hard hike it is no joke. Stairs that never end, volcanic scree that never ends and a volcanic boulder scramble that never ends. It does but it doesn’t seem like it. Be in good shape be prepared for all weather conditions and start early.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Very difficult but awesome. The most challenging track in NZ until now

hiking
fee
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Excellente randonnée mais difficile au niveau des derniers KMS : sol ou glissant ou rocheux à escalader. Très beaux paysages

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