4 miles
Distance
1,948 ft
Climb
-679 ft
Descent
3,084 ft
High Point

Hihikiwi Track Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    Department of Consevation

The first section of track climbs steeply via a series of steps before settling into a steady climb to Hihikiwi Lookout. There are views west along the way but the best vantage point over the west coast harbours is at the lookout. It's also great place to watch the sunset if staying at Pahautea Hut. From the lookout, there is an elevated boardwalk and steps all the way to the hut (800 m). It is another 30 min from the hut to the summit.

Access Info

3 km north of Te Rauamoa, turn off SH31 onto Te Rauamoa Road, which becomes Pirongia West Road. The start of the track is about 7 km from the turn off.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hihikiwi Track hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,270 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,054 ft
  • Grade
    6.4%
  • Grade max
    -66.5%
  • Grade min
    60%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,839 ft
  • Distance flat
    984 ft
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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