GRADE 4: “The Loop” is a part of the Tanekaha Forest Trail – great experience – a real tramp for 6 hours for keen hikers.
Streams, waterfalls, big trees, this forest walk has it all!
One for the keen hikers, Mangawhai’s most challenging walk incorporates the Tanekaha Falls and Forest tracks linked by a section of the old Brynderwyn Walkway (now Lang’s View Track).
Beginning and ending at the Tanekaha Track car park, it starts with an easy walk to the waterfalls followed by a steeper section to the kauri dam. The track levels out until a descent and steep climb out of the valley to the Brynderwyn ridge.
The Walkway has a few climbs but is generally easy and the Tanekaha Forest Track is all downhill but with a lot of steps.
Degree of difficulty: This is a tramping track not a gravel surfaced day walk. While the track is well formed there are steep stepped sections and a number of stream crossings so a good level of fitness and agility is required.
Equipment: Good boots essential and a pole recommended as a valuable aid for stream crossings.
Carpool: Departs Saturday and Sunday 8.45am, 5hrs, $20.00