Hills are great training, we love them, but we don’t always enjoy the steep descent.
This route offers a good leg and cardio workout on the steep ascent, and then you can relax and chat as you wander down the gentler gradient of the Waihou Road switchbacks.
The green rainforest beneath the sandstone cliffs of the escarpment sparkles in the morning sunshine. In the late afternoon, the cliffs glow red in the setting sun.
If you have time, extend the walk by visiting nearby Waihou lookout on Sherwood Rd for stunning views over the Orara valley.