Waihī Beach trig trail open
New and improved views from atop Waihī Beach’s Trig Trail can now be added to the Easter to-do list.
The popular trig trail is open again just in time for Easter weekend following logging operations within the trig trail summit area.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council Reserves and Facilities Projects and Assets Manager, Scott Parker says contractors have worked hard to ensure the trail is open and everyone can get outside and enjoy one of the many beautiful trails in the Western Bay.
“We’re excited to reopen part of the closed trail network and thank everyone for their patience while tree felling took place.
“Easter weekend is the perfect time to check out the new and improved parts of the Trig Trail. The views promise to be even more spectacular with the pine trees removed,” says Scott.
But please note, while the Trig Trail and Dam Loop Trails are open – the Trig Trail is only suitable for walking or running, bikes are welcome on the Dam Loop Trail.
Dogs are allowed, but please keep them on a lead near the farm boundary and keep your dog to the open trail area only.
“The new Forest Loop Trail is not open yet as the forest harvesting is still active in that area. There are barriers and signs in place for your protection.
“For your safety please keep to the open areas only,” says Scott.
Council is looking to temporarily open the new Forest Loop Trail over winter while the forestry work is on hold. And once forestry work is completed and the trails resurfaced, the Forest Loop will fully open later in 2022 and form part of a new Trig Loop Trail experience.
The forestry harvest is helping to pay for reserve improvements such as planting native species and construction of new trails. This funding, along with the Waihī Beach Cycle Trails Trust who have raised $100,000 to date, are helping create new trails in the area.