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Over the Mountain Track: Northern Enclosure Ascent

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Ascent of Maungatautari using the new benched track to the summit (trig).


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3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

2,574' 785 m

High

735' 224 m

Low

1,867' 569 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

Park at the end of Hicks Road and hike up the sign posted track beside the farmhouse.

Follow the orange markers across the paddock and head directly up the hill to the forest line.

The view over Lake Karapiro is fabulous – take a few minutes to enjoy and get your breath back.

The last portion to the summit is on a boardwalk to avoid the mud. The summit itself is surrounded by forest. From this point you can return the way you came or continue along the ridge to Pukeatua (peak) and the Tari Road southern exit.

Flora & Fauna

Maungatautari is an "ecological island" and the predator fence surrounding the park ensure native birdlife flourishes.

Shared By:

Kerry Suter

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in Hamilton

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#283

in New Zealand

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Very nearly almost at the top!
Jul 27, 2016 near Cambridge, NZ
Traverse summit.
Jul 27, 2016 near Cambridge, NZ

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