Tree trunk gorge track

Name

Tree trunk gorge track

Location

Kaimanawa, Ruapehu, New Zealand

Overview

Tree Trunk Gorge / SH1 loop Time: 3 - 4 hr loop track walking; 2 - 4 hr mountain biking (Intermediate: Grade 3) This enjoyable route is generally fairly well graded and can be ridden in either direction but is described here from the Tree Trunk Gorge road end. The first downhill can be slippery and at the bottom of the descent is a small river which can become impassable after rain but is generally rideable. Carry on along the track to the Urchin Camping Area, then follow the Pillars of Hercules to Urchin Camping Area Track to reach the Pillars of Hercules suspension bridge. Cross to the 4WD road and follow this up and out to SH1 (about 25 to 40 minutes). From here it is a 2.5 km cycle up the highway and 4.5 km down Tree Trunk Gorge Road to the starting point.

Grade

Intermediate3

Access

Bike and Foot

Length

4.39km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

4 Apr 2015 by Edmonds

Created by

Edmonds

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