Trail running – Upper Nihotupu Reservoir loop in Waitakere 14km

Trails: Upper Nihotupu Reservoir Carpark – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Upper Nihotupu Dam Road – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Summit Track – Hamilton Track – Smiths Road – Huia Dam Road – Christies Track – Upper Nihotupu Dam – Upper Nihotupu Dam Road – Upper Nihotupu Walk – Carpark.

Car Park: Yes. Upper Nihotupu Reservoir Carpark. It’s about 28km 32minutes drive from Auckland city centre.

Public Toilet: Yes. 15 minutes away from carpark on Upper Nihotupu Walk.

Weather: Check Weather before you go! For more information about Waitakere Ranges.

Total distance: 13.63 km
Max elevation: 291 m
Min elevation: 40 m
Total climbing: 435 m
Total descent: -438 m
Average speed: 7.03 km/h
Total time: 02:43:57

Moving time: 02:20:00, Total flat distance: 13.5 km, Climbing distance: 3.7 km, Descent distance: 3.8 km, Flat distance: 6.1 km, Maximum difference: 289 m, Final balance: 0 m. Tracks were recorded by iphone 7.

Difficulty Rating: Easy Trail Running

The “Total Time” is my time on Sat. 15 July 2017 which includes drinking breaks. That day was fine but Summit Track and Christies Track were very muddy.


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