“This is where the climb begins to the lookout, where you'll find some incredible views and bush.
— Martin McCrudden
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.
Family Friendly: This trail is wide, has an easy grade, a cool forest, and picnic areas.
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