8AM START AT GLEN EDEN OR MEET AT THE MAIN CARPARK ON SH2 (JUST PAST PAEROA ON RIGHT) AT 10AM.
YOU MUST PHONE THE LEADER IF YOU PLAN TO MEET THERE
OR MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT – STAY LOCAL Friday or Saturday night
Grade: Moderate with long climb to start
Time: 6hrs plus travel
Again using Saturday to miss the Sunday traffic hassle home or better still make a weekend of it, staying at Paeroa or Te Aroha Friday or Saturday night. Start at the entrance to the Forest Park, then head up to the trig on Mt Karangahake with its great views. Return via the Around the Mountain track, on to Dickey Flat, then back along the Waitawheta Pipeline walk where you can choose to go through the old mine works back to the Karangahake Gorge carpark.