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Te Ara o Mahurangi closed until further notice

posted May 10, 2017, 2:53 PM by Bill Russell
The Te Ara o Mahurangi trail in the Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve at Woodville will be closed until further notice. The trail is being realigned by Southstar Trails and the work is expected to take 2-3 weeks. For your own safety and to allow the new trail to settle, please respect this closure until the work has been completed. Some parts of the original trail are being retired and culverts recovered to be reused, so the retired portions of the trail will be unrideable.

The goal of this project is to realign the steeper portions of the trail to make a true grade 3 experience, suitable for families. Some of the steeper sections have been retained combined with around 300m of new trail to create a Grade 4 trail.  Both trails now join at a new safer exit onto Hall Block Rd. Overall around 1km of new trail will be created and 500m of unsustainable trail will be retired.

Funding has been provided by the Te Apiti Project Governance Group. The project is sponsored by DOC and jointly managed by MMBC and DOC.

Working bees will be scheduled in the next month to fine tune the new trail and de-vegetate the top part of the trail corridor. Over winter we will replant the retired portions of trail.