Trail running – Karaka Track to Crosbies Hut and return in Thames

Trails: Karaka Road car park – Karaka Tramping Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Waiotahi Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Tararu Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Crosbies Main Range Track and Wainora Track to Orange Peel Corner – Crosbies Main Range Track – Crosbies Hut – Return back the same track to car park.

Car Park: Yes, Karaka Road car park. It’s about 110km 1hr and 20 minutes drive from Auckland city centre.
Public Toilet: No.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 28.5 km
Max elevation: 659 m
Min elevation: 60 m
Total climbing: 1253 m
Total descent: -1268 m
Average speed: 6.56 km/h
Total time: 05:37:33

Total flat distance: 28.3 km, Climbing distance: 9.4 km, Descent distance: 9.8 km, Flat distance: 9.4 km, Maximum difference: 599 m, Final balance: 0.0 m

Difficulty Rating: M
The “Total Time” is my time in May which includes lunch time at hut and breaks. That day was fine and cold. Track was not boggy like before due to dry weather this year.

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