Whakarewarewa Circuit (The Black Track)
ElevationAscent: 2,378' 725 m
Descent: -2,380' -725 m
High: 1,697' 517 m
Low: 928' 283 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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17.9 mi 28.8 km • Out and Back • 3,148 ft Ascent 959.44 m Ascent
Singletrack Rotorua, NZ( 1 )
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“A circuit of the wonderful Whakarewarewa Forest with a variety of terrain and lake and forest views.”— Dafydd Malcolm
Some areas are slippery after rain and a couple of areas can be pondy after heavy rain.
Trail markers can be tricky to spot at some of the intersections, but most are marked sometimes on the far side with a thick black arrow on a post though in a variety of formats. It is generally conceded that if you want to follow the trail then you'll need a map, a guide, or the Hiking Project mobile app :-) The views along the way make the loop well worthwhile!
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