50.3 miles
Distance
6,055 ft
Climb
-7,289 ft
Descent
3,214 ft
High Point

The Timber Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #2463

From Pureora village, this trail heads south through four ecologically significant areas, passing 800 year old trees, a bush tramway and historic timber milling sites along the way. It has some of NZ's highest and longest suspension bridges, a tunnel at the Ongarue Spiral and interesting interpretation panels along the trail.

The trail is 85km long and made up by: 40% old bush tramlines, 35% new single track, and 25% new and old logging roads. Can be done by the fit over one day, or for a more leisurely trip, 2 days staying at a camp site or booking accommodation at Blackfern Lodge.

The trail is marked with blue and orange directional markers showing kilometre sections of the trail. The numbers are identical regardless of the direction you’re riding. Trail brochures, including maps, may be obtained online or from DOC offices nationwide.

Best ridden in the Pureora to Ongarue direction as this is mostly downhill.

Information about accommodation around the trail is listed at www.timbertrailaccommodation.co.nz

See the official website for more info: http://www.thetimbertrail.com

Also see the NZ Cycle Trail website: http://www.nzcycletrail.com/timber-trail

Access Info

Pureora is in the middle of no where. From Te Kuiti head southeast on Highway 30 for 55km's, then turn right onto Maraeroa Rd (with a sign for the Pa Harakeke Centre at the junction). Just after the centre, turn left onto Barryville Rd and travel another 2.5km's to the Pureora Visitor Centre.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Timber Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,234 ft
  • Altitude min
    597 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,831 ft
  • Altitude end
    597 ft
  • Grade
    -0.464%
  • Grade max
    -43.974%
  • Grade min
    59.743%
  • Distance climb
    22.6 miles
  • Distance down
    26.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.6 miles
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