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Hihikiwi Track

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The shortest ascent to Pirongia Summit (part of Te Araroa Trail).


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3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

68%

Runnable

2,950' 899 m

High

1,725' 526 m

Low

1,885' 575 m

Up

660' 201 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The track has many muddy sections.

Description

From the southwest corner of Pirongia West Rd, this is the newest track in the park and is also the shortest route to the summit.

The first section of track climbs steeply via a series of steps before settling into a steady climb to Hihikiwi Lookout. There are views west along the way but the best vantage point over the West Coast harbours is at the lookout. It's also great place to watch the sunset if staying at Pahautea Hut.

Flora & Fauna

The abundance of ferns, mosses and lichens reflect a wetter environment on the south side of the mountain.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kerry Suter

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Sections of boardwalk approaching the top of the track.
Jul 27, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ

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