Forbes Track

Upstream from Black Rock Dam, the track ascends very steeply to a ridge and follows a gently undulating route around the head of Piha Stream.

Time: 0.75hours

Distance: 1.1km

Type: Tramping Track

Description: From Centennial Track, just upstream from Black Rock Dam, track ascends very steeply to ridge and follows gently undulating route around the head of a tributary of the Piha Stream, then ascends to Quarry Track near McKenzie Junction.

What to Expect:

Tramping tracks will:

  • consist of formed and drained surfaces.
  • be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.

Tramping tracks may:

  • have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.

Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.

Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.

How to get to Forbes Tracks: Head along the north-western motorway. Get off at Lincoln Rd. At the end of Lincoln Rd turn into Great North Rd. At first set of lights turn right into Henderson Valley Rd. At roundabout take Forest Hill Rd and drive to end. Turn right into West Coast rd. At end of West Coast Rd turn right into Scenic Drive. Take Piha Rd at junction 200M on. Stay on Piha Rd and it ends at Piha Beach.

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