Grade ; Moderate/Difficult
Timing; 4 – 5 hrs
Meet 8.30 Glen Eden or meet 9.15 at Upper Mangatawhiri Campground. We will go up Lilburne Road. This is a four wheel drive road with steady uphill for 1 to 1 1/2 hours to Piggotts Hut. We will then do the Rata Ridge Track. This is quite rough and steep in parts but there is lovely bush and beautiful views. It would probably take 2 hours, then back down Lilburne Road. The tramp in total would be 4 1/2 hours plus lunch. Start with clean boots to prevent spread of Kauri dieback. If meeting at Mangatawhiri Campground please let leader know.