“This is where the climb begins to the lookout, where you'll find some incredible views and bush.”
— Martin McCrudden
This trail is wide, has an easy grade, a cool forest, and picnic areas.
This is two-way, shared-use until the rest of the planned lower loop is constructed sometime in the future. Sorry, dogs are prohibited in the Scenic Reserve.
Welcome to the Rangituhi Trails! Lower Utiwai is where you can start making your way up the hill through a mix of regrowing and canopy forest. There are a couple seats with spectacular views if you need a breather. This trail is a much welcome replacement way to get above Chimney Sweep