Karapoti Gorge

04th Dec 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trail - Akatarawa Ranges

This main loop is a challenging route that measures 22km long, that is mostly on bush track and gravel roads.  After a steady climb up the Karapoti Gorge, we'll visit Three Skulls Road, Craig Flat and the Birchville Dam.

There is also an out and back up the Akatarawa Road.  Turning at Efil Doog Art Garden is 14km, and Staglands 20km.  Alternatively, you can run up the Karapoti Gorge river trail before returning to the start the same way.  It is about 4km from the start to the top of the river trail.

Start & Finish

Meet at Huia Pool at 8am to car share to the start at the junction of Akatarawa Road and Karapoti Road.  Run to start approximatly 8:45am

Afterwards we'll stop in to the Fig Tree Cafe on Fergusson Drive, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt, for coffee and cake from approximately 11:30am.

Compulsory Gear

  • Water
  • Seam sealed jacket
  • Mobile Phone