Running Trails: End of Glenesk Road car park – Kitekite Falls Track – Kitekite Falls – Connect Track – Kauri Grove Track – Ussher Cross – Winstone Track – Ussher Track – Piha Road – Te Ahuahu Road – Log Race Road – Mercer Bay Loop Walk – Mercer Bay Track – Comans Track – Watchmans Road – Karekare Road – return the same way.
This is my 11st trail running. Very enjoyable! I am so inspired by the team! Never run such fast pace before. Sophia, Timothy…You are all so wonderful! Thank you so much Sophia! Hope see all you guys again!
Car Park: Yes. It’s about 45 km 50 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.
Max elevation: 279 m
Total climbing: 1181 m
Total time: 02:51:55
Total flat distance: 17.9 km, Climbing distance: 7.7 km, Descent distance: 7.5 km, Flat distance: 3.1 km, Maximum difference: 278 m, Final balance: 0 m. Elevation corrected by ST3.
Difficulty Rating: 3.28 M+
The “Total Time” is my time in July which includes breaks. First half the weather was good. The Comans Track was quite muddy due to heavy rain in the early morning. When we started off after a short break from Karekare car park turn-around, it started blowing and raining fortunately not long!