Pillars of Hercules Details
Track that runs from the Desert Rd, to the Pillars of Hercules gorge to Urchin Camping Ground which is also the start/or end of tree trunk gorge track.
Great fun downhill to the very impressive Gorge and rock formations of the Pillars.
NB: 12km is for there and back.
From SH 1 (Desert Rd) heading south from Turangi 2 km's past Kaimanawa Rd. You come to a very sharp S bend in the road on the left is a small space bigger enough to park a car or 2. This is the top of the Pillars of Hercules track.
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More Stats for Pillars of Hercules mountain bike trail
Altitude change502 ft
Altitude min2,140 ft
Altitude max2,700 ft
Altitude start2,192 ft
Altitude end2,694 ft
Distance climb3.0 miles
Distance down1.2 miles
Distance flat1,547 ft
Avg reverse time00:10:35
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