Manawatu Gorge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,172' 357 m
Descent: -881' -269 m
High: 1,257' 383 m
Low: 212' 65 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
“A beautiful trail with little elevation through native forest and with interesting lookouts.”— Berndt Reiss
Follow the path alongside the road - until an underpath under the road where the actual track starts in the wood. The short Tawa Track 4k loop (which is ideal for running with kids ) starts there as well. I took the Upper Gorge Bridge Track, and on the way back, took the other half of the Tawa loop.
Overall, this is a nice forested singletrack that is very convenient to run. Ferns and Nikau palms are along the track as well as information regarding native birds.
For more information on the track, click here.
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