Kauri trees grow along these trails. Please use the gear cleaning stations at the start and end of your run to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback.
Dogs: No Dogs
This is one of the more popular trails in the area on a busy day so a morning or evening run may be ideal.
This short loop trail is a great option for families or beginners. It offers a great introduction to the area, and is a very pretty outing if you are short on time. Along the way, runners will pass by several spectacular kauri trees, one with a width of 6.5 meters, interspersed with many larger totara.
The track follows along the bank of the Waitakere Stream, and a short side track leads up to Cascade Falls. Once past this short spur, the main track continues across a wooden bridge and along the stream to a second bridge before looping back to the picnic area on Falls Road.
Flora & Fauna
Lowland podocarp and broadleaf forest interspersed with the magnificent kauri and totara.