The Pinnacles Track is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length9.0 miElevation gain2,542 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Spectacular views all along the way! Well marked. Easy to know where the trail was at all times. Definitely a good workout too. Erosion is a bit of a problem at a few of the steeper portions, making for uneven footing, but generally the trail is well maintained. The view at the summit is worth it!

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Sam Samarakoon
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amazing views on the top, medium level difficulty path is well managed

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dev sachde
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Juan Lara
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Nicola Toni
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Running

Great track, bit slippery in places if it’s rained before

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james dyne
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Hiking

great trail that is very well maintained

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Willie jr Cheng
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Laksitha Indula Siriwardena
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HikingGreat!

This is one of the best hikes in the north island. There a few options for hikers. If somebody wants to see the sunrise, then suggest to stay the night in the pinnacle hut and go to the pinnacle next day morning. If not this hike can be done within 5-6 hours. Views are absolutely stunning when you reach the top. Even along the way, it was a nice trail through the forest.

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Sarah Beshay
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A great challenge with all its various steps and stairs.

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Suraj Shinde
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Amazing walk . Truly loved it . Took 3 litres of water wasn’t enough on a sunny day . Finished in 5 hrs

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Yury Plyusnin
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r name
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lili xie
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HikingGreat!

Good. Challenging but awesome view on the top on a sunny day.

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latai cairns
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Absolutely love this track! Was expecting it to be way more difficult by the way everyone talks about it. But it's not difficult at all and the only struggle may be the last 20mins when the real stairs and ladders start. I'm a fattie and not extremely fit at all and I was able to complete it and be back in my car in 5hrs, including my multiple breaks and stop at the summit, so don't let the stigma scare you. Get it!

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Meriba Wanderer
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Awesome, easier than I expected and well marked track. climb to the top was real challenge but was definitely worth the spectacular view at the top. Surely will do it again.

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Max Bureau Oxton
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Mona Wolf
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Muddy

Beautiful track with the most amazing view at the end. Many stairs and a but of climbing at the end which was quite muddy when we were there (mid June). Took us about 5,5 hours all together including 45 minutes break at the top. For this time of year we felt that if was surprisingly frequented.

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Haylee Caravalho
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I LOVED this hike. One of my favorites ever. Fun and well maintained with bridges. Difficult at the end (you’re literally climbing) but awesome. Go back the way you came, DONT do the Billygoat Trail. It is slippery with loose rocks and not maintained at all.

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Liz Manning
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Moderate my a**! This trail is hard, but so worth it for the beautiful views at the top. Coming down was hard because most of the track is rocky. Might not be able to walk for a few days...

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Branton Newby
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Interesting track mostly rocky underfoot. -Watch your footing and ankles. -Rocks can be slippery. -Sunscreen needed. Unless its a perfect week of weather take a raincoat/wind breaker. It was supposed to be 0% chance of rain in the forecast yet it rained... Being quite fit i halved the trail times. 1.5hr to the pinnacles hut and from there 20min to the pinnacles. If your unfit or dont do this often you will take the full time however. Lots of people on the trail at the moment even on a windy rainy day. I will be back to do the billygoat track on a blue bird day i missed the turnoff this time.

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Rick Wobbe
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Spectacular views all along the way! Well marked. Easy to know where the trail was at all times. Definitely a good workout too. Erosion was a bit of a problem at a few of the steeper portions, making for uneven footing, but generally the trail is well maintained. High, gusty winds (40-50 mph, I estimate) make the final 50 minute climb a bit dicey: take off your hat and anything else that can blow away and stow your hiking poles for that portion. The view at the summit is worth it!

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Tom Humphreys
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Fantastic track that can easily be done as a day trip, fantastic views of east coast coromandel from the top

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Abi Riley
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Santamaria749 .
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Très sympa, les escaliers font un peu mal mais à faire ! Belle vue !

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Jakub Šimáček
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My first track in NZ, not the easiest one but not too hard. I slept over at Hut and then went to summit for sunrise. That was beautiful! And the track is overall nice :)

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