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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.
      Top stuff!
      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
      183
      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
      207
      Photos
      113
      Ridden Counter
      9,626

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      trail: Time Warp
      4 |
      Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:59pm
      Nov 29, 2016
      Time Warp, New Plymouth
      trail: Te Huinga
      21 |
      Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:14pm
      Oct 26, 2016
      Te Huinga, Auckland
      trail: Tihi o Tawa
      44 |
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 8:15pm
      Oct 20, 2016
      Tihi o Tawa, Rotorua
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      trail: Tank To Town
      121 |
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 8:50pm
      Mar 27, 2016
      Tank To Town, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      Brain fade
      trail: Billy T
      0:40 | 311 | Oct 4, 2016
      Shuttle session
      1:00 | 107 | Jul 10, 2016
      little crash
      0:18 | 416 | May 23, 2016
      SBC Rotorua trip 2015
      16:45 | 79 | Apr 21, 2016
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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2016 race
      64.7 miles
      Whaka 100 2016 race
      61.3 miles
      Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (mid Course) race
      13.9 miles
      Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) race
      25.5 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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
      May 19, 2016
      user #1118874nduronzreportForest RoadThis is no longer an issue, trail is open
      Apr 3, 2016 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 3, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      Dec 3, 2016 @ 11:51pm
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      Dec 3, 2016 @ 4:31pm
      8 hours
      user #973264citizen-brunoaddridelogDec 2, 2016 ride log
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Dodzy Skills Parkskill parkRotorua
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Te Ara Ahi 12.1 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 1 3 3 25.3 km
      Rainbow Mountain 1 1 111.8 km
      TECT All Terrain Park 2 617 km
      Cougar MTB Park 1 2120.3 km

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