Trails: Mangatangi Dam car park – A R A Drive – Dam Access road – Workman Access Road – Workman Summit – Workman Track – Off the Beaten Track – Mangatangi Fork – Rata Ridge Track – Lilburne Rd – Pukapuka Track – A R A Drive – Dam car park.
Note: Experienced tramper with good navigation skill only. Stream wading.
Car Park: Yes.
Public Toilet: Yes.
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Total distance: 24.32 km
Total climbing: 1420 m
Average speed: 4.75 km/h
Total Time: 06:19:35
Total flat distance: 24.1 km, Climbing distance: 9.7 km, Descent distance: 10.3 km, Flat distance: 4.4 km, Maximum difference: 332 m, Final balance: 0 m. Elevation corrected by ST3.
Difficulty Rating: 4.18 – H
The “Total Time” is my time in Dec which includes lunch time and breaks. That day was fine. Track was dry. Workman Track before bush line was overgrown. We spent some time looking for route before and after the fork. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 90 minutes stop then the total time will be around 9.5 hrs.