Trail running – The Cascades to Piha Loop in Waitakere Auckland 1

Trails: Falls Rd car park – Upper Kauri Track – Smyth Ridge Track – Kuataika Track – Anawhata Road – White Track – Marawhara Walk – North Piha Road – Garden Road to beach connect path – Nikau Grove Track – Maungaroa Ridge Track – Quarry Track – Cutty Grass Track – Scenic Drive – Old Coach Road Track – Spragg Bush Track – Scenic Drive – Waitakere Dam Access Road – Waitakere Tramline Walk – West Tunnel Mouth Track – Anderson Track – Auckland City Walk – car park.

Car Park: Yes. It’s about 31 km 35 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study the tracks we took or any other tracks. For more information about these hiking tracks you may go to Waitakere Ranges.

Total distance: 34.25 km
Max elevation: 405 m
Min elevation: 17 m
Total climbing: 1527 m
Total descent: -1564 m
Average speed: 7.40 km/h
Total time: 05:46:01

Moving time: 05:15:00, Total flat distance: 33.9 km, Climbing distance: 11.4 km, Descent distance: 11.3 km, Flat distance: 11.5 km, Maximum difference: 388 m, Final balance: 0 m. Tracks were recorded by iphone 7.

Difficulty Rating: H
The “Total Time” is my time in Nov. which includes drinking breaks and quick lunch time. That day was fine. Tracks were in good. Thanks Ronald Chen!

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