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Middle Range Track

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,944' 593 m
Descent: -125' -38 m
High: 5,425' 1,653 m
Low: 3,577' 1,090 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Kerry Suter

A track from Waipakihi to Middle Range.

Kerry Suter

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

During 'the roar' this area can be a little... shooty. Be sure to wear loud colors during hunting season.

Runner Notes

Once on the ridge there is no water. Ensure you have adequate reserves for your time above the tree line.

Description

Cross the Waipakihi River just downstream of the Waipakihi Hut and begin ascending the spur to Middle Range. The ascent is marked (orange triangles). On the tops of the large peaks, stay on the true ridge and avoid any spur to the right. Keeping left at any ridge junction ensures you stay on Middle Range.

Middle Range is not marked; however, a track is easy to follow in favorable conditions.

Flora & Fauna

Deer abound in this area.

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Contacts

Local Club: SQUADRUN

Aug 19, 2019: Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset

Jun 9, 2019: Mount Difficulty

Jan 30, 2019: Man Alone

Land Manager: Department of Conservation

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Middle Range.  8km of the best alpine running in the North Island.
Jul 13, 2016 near Turangi, NZ

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