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18 mi 29 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 5 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Tararua Forest Park - 3

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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 19,509' Up 5946.3 m Up 19,825' Down 6042.51 m Down

Levin, NZ
Favorite Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Intermediate/Difficult

Jumbo Holdsworth Loop

13.9 mi 22.3 km 4,161' Up 1268.26 m Up 4,163' Down 1268.99 m Down

Masterton, NZ
Favorite Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Difficult

Jumbo Holdsworth Trail Race

13.9 mi 22.3 km 4,146' Up 1263.76 m Up 4,149' Down 1264.49 m Down

Masterton, NZ

Trails in Tararua Forest Park - 8

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2.3 mi 3.6 km #1Gentle Annie Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Raingauge Spur Track
Very Difficult
Masterton, NZ
Very Difficult
Masterton, NZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Jumbo Holdsworth Ridgeline Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Mount Holdsworth Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5River Ridge Track
Difficult
Masterton, NZ
Difficult
Masterton, NZ
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Donnelly Flat Loop
Easy
Masterton, NZ
Easy
Masterton, NZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km #7Old Sign Post Track
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km #8Atiwhakatu Track
Easy/Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Easy/Intermediate
Masterton, NZ

Photos of Tararua Forest Park - 28

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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
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
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
View above Jumbo Hut.
Jul 11, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Chilly June snow atop Powell
Jul 11, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Northern ranges are short on runnable trail sections.
Dec 18, 2016 near Otaki, NZ