5 miles
Distance
1,516 ft
Climb
-587 ft
Descent
01:00:27
Avg time

Pipiwharauroa Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Raglan
    Raglan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #40282 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The 18 kilometre long Pipiwharauroa Trail winds over the Te Uku Wind Farm site and affords outstanding 360 degree views across the greater Waikato, to include Raglan, Kawhia and Aotea harbours, and on a clear day, Mt Taranaki.

The trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the history of the site, unmatched views of the Waikato and a chance to get close to a number of the 137 metre high turbines in operation on the wind farm.

At the summit, a historic site treasured by local iwi, Ngaati Maahanga is known as Te Tihi o Tonganui. The site pays homage to three ancestors, Mahanga the eponymous ancestor and namesake of the tribe, Tonganui the warrior and Hone Waitere, the last Maaori owner of the Wharauroa block.

The formation of the Pipiwharauroa Trail over existing paper roads has been made possible with the co-operation and goodwill of the landowners.

The project is a joint initiative by Waikato District Council, Meridian Energy and landowners.

Cyclists and walkers are required to keep to the track which is over private farmland. Please note this trail is for walkers and cyclist only. NO DOGS OR MOTORBIKES ARE PERMITTED ON THE TRAIL AT ANY TIME.

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Access Info

From SH 23 turn onto Te Mata Road, drive through Te Mata and turn left onto Kawhia Road. Drive past Bridal Veil Falls and at the top of the hill turn left into the Pipiwharauroa Trail car park. The trail is signposted from Te Mata Road.

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More Stats for Pipiwharauroa Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    929 ft
  • Altitude min
    636 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,584 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,579 ft
  • Grade
    3.263%
  • Grade max
    -43.221%
  • Grade min
    50.993%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:00:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:24
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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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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  • Gate Gate
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      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:07pm
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      Pipiwharauroa Trail, Raglan
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      Pipiwharauroa Trail, Raglan

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