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Tararua Forest Park

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Recommended Routes in Tararua Forest Park - 3

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Favorite The sunrise over the Tararuas is worth getting up at 3am for.
Difficult Difficult

S-K Traverse

49.5 mi 79.7 km 19,509' Up 5946.3 m Up 19,825' Down 6042.51 m Down

Levin, NZ
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Favorite Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Difficult Difficult

Jumbo Holdsworth Loop

13.9 mi 22.3 km 4,161' Up 1268.26 m Up 4,163' Down 1268.99 m Down

Masterton, NZ
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Tararua Forest Park Hiking

  • 19 Miles 30 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Tararua Forest Park - 9

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Raingauge Spur Track
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Masterton, NZ
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Masterton, NZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Jumbo Holdsworth Ridgeline Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
2.3 mi 3.6 km #3Gentle Annie Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km #4Old Sign Post Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Mount Holdsworth Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Donnelly Flat Loop
Easy Easy
Masterton, NZ
Easy Easy
Masterton, NZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km #7River Ridge Track
Difficult Difficult
Masterton, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Masterton, NZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km #8Atiwhakatu Track
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Masterton, NZ
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Masterton, NZ

Photos of Tararua Forest Park - 28

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View above Jumbo Hut.
Jul 11, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Early pre-season snow near Holdsworth summit.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Mt. Jumbo on a good day. Hard to beat.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
SK main range.
Sep 13, 2016 near Otaki, NZ
The sunrise over the Tararuas is worth getting up at 3am for.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
Endless ridges form the main range.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
With more lumps than grandma's custard, you'll need perfect weather for this run.
Dec 18, 2016 near Otaki, NZ
Distant ridges create a series of challenges and targets to be met. CHARGE!
Dec 18, 2016 near Otaki, NZ
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