Kakepuku is the sacred mountain of the Iwi, hapu and whanau of Ngati Maniapoto. It is situated about 10km south-west of Te Awamutu. The track to the summit of the mountain is accessible from Kakepuku Rd, where there is a parking area, with toilet facilites nearby.
The track to the summit is maintained by DoC, and there is a short description of the track at on the DoC web site. The total distance from the carpark and back is about 7.5 km, and there is a total climb of about 400m, starting about 50 m asl, and with the summit at 449 m.