Best trails in Waitakere Ranges

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What to expect

Check out some of the best hiking, walking and backpacking routes in Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand. The Karamatura to Mount Donald McLean is the most popular trail. There are trails of various difficulty levels including medium, difficult, and extra difficult. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Karamatura to Mount Donald McLean and the trail with the least amount of climbing is the Pohutukawa Glade Walk. The longest trail is the Donald Mclean to Whatipu Caves at 15 km. For a shorter adventure you can try the Whatipu Beach at 1 km. Get off line access to Campsite, Viewpoint, History, and Peak locations and much more with a Hiiker subscription.

Trail difficulty calculations

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