From midway along Glen Esk Road, track leads across Piha Stream and ascends very steeply to Maungaroa Ridge. Near the top a short branch leads to Kitenui Lookout and, just beyond junction with Maungaroa Ridge Track, a second branch track goes to Maungaroa Trig for views over Piha. The main track winds steeply down other side of ridge, crossing Wekatahi Stream twice, through a grove of nikau, and out to the end of Garden Road.
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.
Distance:2.5 km Time:1.0 hour Wheelchair access:No Pram access:No
How to get to Piha:
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.