Distance: 150 km
Time: 1hr – 2 days
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A
Technical Rating: Beginner – Expert
Physical Rating: Easy – Hard
Season: Year round
Permit Required: No
This area boasts some of the best x-country and downhill mountain biking in Rotorua and it also happens to be the site for Crankworx New Zealand. With over 100km of trails, 70-80% singletrack, there is plenty to ride no matter what your ability
Trail map (board), toilets, and a bike wash can be found at the MTB Carpark, which is clearly marked. The trails are well marked, but we would encourage you to pick-up a trail map ($5.00) at any of the Rotorua bike shops. With over 150 km of trail, it’s easy to get lost without one. If the local shops don’t have a map, then head over to the Visitor Centre on Long Mile Road for your copy, or to Planet Bike, the bike rental company situated in the Waipa carpark. Please note, the Visitor Centre on Long Mile Road is on the opposite side of town and the opposite direction from the MTB Carpark.
TRAILHEAD | S38 10.453 E176 15.120
From Banff drive west along Hwy 1 for about 20 km and look for the Redearth parking lot turn off on your left – the turn off is well marked along the highway. Park in the Redearth parking lot and begin your ride up the fire road.
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