21 miles
477 ft
-398 ft
Avg time


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  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC, RD, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
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Hauraki Rail Trail- Thames to Paeroa section. This starts at the Thames Wharf, and goes across the old rail corridor to Paeroa. This is a fairly flat, wide, gravel track, with occasional small bridges and animal stops as it passes farm tracks and roads. At Paeroa, the track continues straight down a section of road, and crosses into the river reserves, along the top of the stop banks. Turn left and go across the main vehicle bridge if you want to carry on to Te Aroha (right hand track) or through the Karangahake Gorge to Waikino and Waihi (Left trail across the road)

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More Stats for Hauraki Rail Trail- Thames to Paeroa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    81 ft
  • Altitude max
    118 ft
  • Altitude start
    10 ft
  • Altitude end
    91 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    13 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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1 Review & Comments

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flag christophhaid (Mar 15, 2018 at 13:59)
 Nice build Trail with lots of Farm Animals

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