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      Whakarewarewa Forest on the southern outskirts of Rotorua contains one of the oldest trail systems in the country. These master crafted trails have an unbeatable blend of proximity to the city centre, riding surfaces, topography and they are surrounded by trees that have size & variety.

      In 2011 and 2012 a major revamp of some of the trails in the orginal core network began after extensive logging in the forest. The Rotorua Mountain Bike Club's brief is to restore the trails in a similar style, shape and length as the originals.
      They are doing this with great success - improving the flow and making great trails even better.
      It's a major investment of time and dollars - but excellent value for money.

      The Club along with Casey King, Mark Upshall from Spadewerx, some of the trails original builders, trail adopters and volunteer working bees have all contributed to the work.
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      source: Ride Rotorua
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Redwood Forest
      Waipa Road Parking google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      189
      Total Distance
      156.4 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      66.1 miles
      Total Descent
      7.3 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      294
      Photos
      163
      Ridden Counter
      10,956

      Popular Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Loop Road
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 9:31pm
      Jan 13, 2017
      Logging just around the corner from where...
      Tuhoto Ariki
      Jan 4, 2017 @ 1:54am
      Jan 4, 2017
      the two ends are ok-ish... but the middle...
      Forest Road
      May 8, 2016 @ 1:36am
      May 8, 2016
      Area has been rebuilt with two new...
      Split Enz
      Feb 6, 2016 @ 12:15am
      Feb 6, 2016
      Trail closed until mid May 2016 for tree...

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Boulderdash
      113 |
      Dec 11, 2016 @ 2:08am
      Dec 11, 2016
      Boulderdash, Rotorua
      trail: Double Down
      98 |
      Dec 11, 2016 @ 2:08am
      Dec 11, 2016
      Double Down, Rotorua
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      trail: Time Warp
      23 |
      Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:59pm
      Nov 29, 2016
      Time Warp, New Plymouth
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      trail: Tank To Town
      138 |
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 8:50pm
      Mar 27, 2016
      Tank To Town, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      Mark on Billy T
      trail: Billy T
      0:16 | 25 | Dec 16, 2016
      Brain fade
      trail: Billy T
      0:40 | 353 | Oct 4, 2016
      Shuttle session
      1:00 | 128 | Jul 10, 2016
      little crash
      0:18 | 419 | May 23, 2016
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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
      64.7 miles
      Whaka 100 2016 race
      61.3 miles
      WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race
      31.6 miles
      Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) race
      25.5 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1259047MarkHoward49reportSplit Endz V2 rebuiltTimberlands have finished root-raking the...
      Dec 23, 2016 @ 4:30am
      Dec 23, 2016
      user #1213913MarkWestBiketrailPondy Newthe tricky rooty section has a bypass now if...
      Sep 10, 2016 @ 1:00am
      Sep 10, 2016
      user #1118874nduronzreportRosebankTrail is running mint, no trees down
      Aug 16, 2016 @ 8:41pm
      Aug 16, 2016
      user #588059muttonguntrailKataoreAwesome trail, had heavy rain on Wednesday,...
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:10am
      Jul 7, 2016
      user #666580StartgastrailTaniwha National DHAmazing trail when i was there 2014/2015. So...
      May 19, 2016 @ 2:04pm
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1015361ben-marshalladdridelogJan 17, 2017 ride log
      Jan 17, 2017 @ 5:10pm
      5 hours
      user #1267817VOSwishlisttrailBilly T
      Jan 17, 2017 @ 3:51pm
      6 hours
      user #1213913MarkWestBikeaddridelogJan 17, 2017 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:40am
      11 hours
      user #973264citizen-brunoaddridelogJan 17, 2017 ride log
      Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:40am
      11 hours
      user #984550MattdavysaddridelogJan 16, 2017 ride log
      Jan 16, 2017 @ 11:50pm
      22 hours
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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