Hiking Project Logo

blue Hakarimata Summit Track

Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,130' 344 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,202' 366 m
Low: 72' 22 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Kerry Suter

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular hikes nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

If you love stairs, this is the climb for you! Get some vert!

Kerry Suter

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Hakarimata Summit Track is accessed via the Waterworks Walk. The Waterworks Walk starts on Brownlee Avenue, off Hakarimata Road, approximately 1 km north of Ngaruawahia.

Follow the Waterworks Walk to just before the dam where the track branches off to the right and climbs steeply up a well constructed set of steps and stairs. It is a 335m climb from Brownlee Avenue to the summit with 1,349 steps! The track meets the Hakarimata Walkway and the summit tower at 374 metres above sea level.

Flora & Fauna

In spring you can smell the scented daphne, Alseuosmia hakarimata or topara growing beside the track. The tower provides good views out towards the coast andacross the Waikato Basin and down to Ruapehu on a clear day.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 3 votes

#18027

Overall
  3.0 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#224

in New Zealand

#18,027

Overall
5 Views Last Month
220 Since Jul 17, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
67%
0%
33%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking