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Tirohanga Track

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One of the shortest routes to Pirongia Summit via Ruapane Lookout


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

65%

Runnable

3,110' 948 m

High

1,138' 347 m

Low

2,231' 680 m

Up

413' 126 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

39%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The track starts with stairs but becomes technical and steep in the later stages

Description

The track starts from Corcoran Road, climbs to Ruapane then traverses an undulating ridge on uneven ground before passing Tirohanga Bluff, a pinnacle of hard lava signifying its volcanic origins. The track then descends and climbs before reaching the Pirongia summit. On a clear day look for Mt. Taranaki and Mt. Ruapehu in the distance.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kerry Suter

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#123

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#10,904

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Photos

Kakipuku from Pirongia Summit.
Jul 11, 2020 near Otorohanga, NZ
Ruapane Trig looking up to Pirongia Summit.
Jul 27, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
View across to Kakapuku from the Tahuanui Track near Pirongia Summit
Jul 24, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
Track start.
Jul 27, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ

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