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black Bell Track

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9.4 mile 15.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,013' 918 m
Descent: -506' -154 m
High: 3,033' 924 m
Low: 441' 134 m

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Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Not everyone's idea of fun, this is a challenging ascent of Pirongia via the back cone.

Kerry Suter

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Follow the Nikau Walk on to the Bell Track and past the Kaniwhaniwha Caves. Cross the bridge near the big kahikatea and climb a spur to a series of clearings. The last clearing signposted as the halfway point has a small stream nearby and is a good campsite. The track becomes quite muddy at this point and continues along the ridge to the Cone (second highest point on the mountain) and then to Pahautea Hut. It is short distance to the summit of Pirongia.

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