Best trails in Ruapehu

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What to expect

Ruapehu has 8 trails including medium and difficult difficulty trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is Tongariro Northern Circuit and the one with the least climb is Lower Silicia Springs Track. The longest trail is the Whanganui Journey at 218 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 10 days. For a shorter adventure you can try the Lower Silicia Springs Track at 9.3 km. This could be done in as little as 1 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Lower Silicia Springs Track, Northern Circuit Segment - Tongariro Waihohonu to Whakapapa Village, Ohakune Mountain Rd - Lake Surprise, Blue Lake via Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and Whanganui Journey.