At the Urchin Trig, looking out onto Mt Tongariro and the cone of Mt Ngauruhoe.
Image: Kim Turia | DOC
The track climbs steadily up through beech forest and above the bush line to the Urchin Trig (1391 m). The upper section of the track has an interesting array of alpine plants and a wide vista of Lake Taupō and the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park.
The track starts from the end of Kaimanawa Road. Turn off SH1 onto Kaimanawa Road 17 km south of Turangi.