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513 mi 825 km of trail 22 Runs

Gems 8 Gems Easy Trails 52 Trails Intermediate Trails 93 Trails Hard Trails 36 Trails
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gem Favorite View from Belmont Trig looking to Mount Kaukau.

Belmont Trig

(2) Petone, NZ
gem Favorite From the trail, look out over the giant Black Sand Dune at Bethells Beach.

Giant Black Sand Dunes

(1) Muriwai…, NZ
gem Favorite Hot Water is Hot. Seriously though, BE CAREFUL.

Hot Water Beach

(1) Rotorua, NZ
gem Favorite Happy seals!

Seal colony at Sinclair Head

(1) Brooklyn, NZ
gem Favorite From the lookout across from the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.

Wrights Hill Lookout

(1) Brooklyn, NZ
gem Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.

Tarawera Falls

(1) Kawerau, NZ
gem Favorite View from Round Knob out to the Northern bays of Porirua abnd the Pauatahanui Inlet.

Round Knob Summit

(1) Porirua, NZ
gem Favorite Boulder Hill offers incredible views up Hutt Valley.

Boulder Hill

(2) Lower Hutt, NZ

Runs in North Island - 22

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Favorite Overlooking the path in front of me with the ocean and the South Island in the background.
Intermediate

Wellington Hills: Tip Track - Red Rocks

8.7 mi 14.0 km • Loop • 1,591 ft Ascent 484.96 m Ascent

(2) Brooklyn, NZ
Favorite Catching an early morning sunrise over Herepai should be on the bucket list of every NZ trail runner.
Difficult

S-K Traverse

49.5 mi 79.7 km • Point to Point • 19,509 ft Ascent 5946.3 m Ascent

(4) Levin, NZ
Favorite Whatipu scenery near the parking lot.
Intermediate

Whatipu Loop

9.6 mi 15.5 km • Loop • 2,426 ft Ascent 739.44 m Ascent

(2) Titirangi, NZ
Favorite Emerald Lakes.
Difficult

Tongariro Northern Circuit

27.9 mi 44.9 km • Loop • 4,686 ft Ascent 1428.26 m Ascent

(7) Ohakune, NZ
Favorite Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Difficult

Jumbo Holdsworth Loop

13.9 mi 22.3 km • Loop • 4,161 ft Ascent 1268.26 m Ascent

(3) Masterton, NZ
Favorite Lake Waikaremoana from the Panekire bluffs.
Intermediate

Lake Waikaremoana Track

29.9 mi 48.1 km • Point to Point • 6,394 ft Ascent 1948.74 m Ascent

(3) Wairoa, NZ
Favorite Looking back at the cascades on the Lake Surprise trail
Difficult

Lake Surprise Out-and-Back

6.4 mi 10.3 km • Out and Back • 1,755 ft Ascent 535.01 m Ascent

(1) Ohakune, NZ
Favorite Lookout for the benched trail. :)
Intermediate

Tarawera Trail

17.9 mi 28.8 km • Out and Back • 3,148 ft Ascent 959.44 m Ascent

(1) Rotorua, NZ

Trails in North Island - 159

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12.0 mi 19.2 km #1Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Difficult
12.0 mi 19.2 km Turangi, NZ 21 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Tama Lakes Track
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.0 km Ohakune, NZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Webb Creek Pinnacles Track
Difficult
Thames, NZ
Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Thames, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Omanawanui Track
Difficult
Titirangi, NZ
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Titirangi, NZ
8.5 mi 13.6 km #5Umukarikari Track
Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Difficult
8.5 mi 13.6 km Turangi, NZ
3.8 mi 6.1 km #6Taranaki Falls Trail
Easy
Ohakune, NZ
Easy
3.8 mi 6.1 km Ohakune, NZ
2.3 mi 3.6 km #7Gentle Annie Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.6 km Masterton, NZ
2.6 mi 4.1 km #8Cornish Street
Intermediate
Petone, NZ
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.1 km Petone, NZ
3.9 mi 6.3 km #9Red Rocks Track - Pari-Whero
Intermediate
Brooklyn, NZ
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.3 km Brooklyn, NZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #10Round Track
Easy
Otorohanga, NZ
Easy
2.3 mi 3.7 km Otorohanga, NZ
0.2 mi 0.3 km #11Wrights Hill Lookout Trail
Intermediate
Brooklyn, NZ
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Brooklyn, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #12Raingauge Spur Track
Very Difficult
Masterton, NZ
Very Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Masterton, NZ
28.0 mi 45.1 km #1342 Traverse
Intermediate
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate
28.0 mi 45.1 km Turangi, NZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Round Knob
Intermediate
Porirua, NZ
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Porirua, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #15Salvation
Intermediate
Brooklyn, NZ
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Brooklyn, NZ
5.1 mi 8.2 km #16K2K Trail
Intermediate
Taupo, NZ
Intermediate
5.1 mi 8.2 km Taupo, NZ
8.4 mi 13.5 km #17Tukino Skifield Access Road
Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
Intermediate
8.4 mi 13.5 km Waiouru, NZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Jumbo Holdsworth Ridgeline Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Masterton, NZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #19Upper Utiwai
Intermediate
Porirua, NZ
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Porirua, NZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #20Transient
Intermediate
Kelburn, NZ
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Kelburn, NZ

Photos of North Island - 228

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Catching an early morning sunrise over Herepai should be on the bucket list of every NZ trail runner.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created a video guide for Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Turangi, NZ
The sunrise over the Tararuas is worth getting up at 3am for.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
Running the rolling ridges to Dundas makes for a spicy adventure.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
Lower Tama Lake and Mt. Ruapehu are quite beautiful when seen from the Tama Lakes Track.
May 14, 2017 near Waiouru, NZ
A runner crosses a bridge along Puarenga Stream.
Jul 13, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Endless ridges form the main range.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ

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