4,870 ft
103 ft
-78 ft
Avg time

Hemo Gorge Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Te Ara Ahi
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

This is a 2-way shared trail that takes cyclists and pedestrians off State Highway 5 for access to the Waipa MTB carpark - and back again. It is heavily used so please ride responsibly and expect oncoming riders and walkers at all times.

The gradient is predominantly flat, with one gentle incline to deal with. Entering the trail from town, the incline delivers you to a cleared area with several apparent trails and a couple of entry-level skinnies to ride. Turn left for a short descent (control your speed). Or turn right for a more gentle descent to meet up with the other fork beside the stream. Then it's a flat section over a bridge to get to the Waipa MTB Carpark.

Heading the other way, from the Waipa MTB carpark back towards town, after crossing the bridge you can take the right hand fork (that's the steep one described above), or take the left fork which is the slightly longer but gentler option to get to the top of the rise.

Magnificent waharoa (carvings) at each end of the trail were supplied by TE PUIA Māori Arts & Crafts Institute.

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More Stats for Hemo Gorge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    25 ft
  • Altitude min
    995 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,025 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,501 ft
  • Distance down
    1,195 ft
  • Distance flat
    700 ft
  • Avg time
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