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      This is the best mountain biking destination in Taranaki. There's approx. 45km's of track ranging from Grades 1-6.

      There's a map board at the car park entrance and at a few locations around the park. The trails entrances and exits are generally well marked as the trails are one way.

      A trail map available from the New Plymouth Mountain Bikers website (http://npmtb.co.nz/lake-mangamahoe)
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Lake Mangamahoe Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Head south 10km out of New Plymouth on State Highway 3 until you see the Lake Mangamahoe turn off, then carry on 800m to the next left turn off (Plantation Rd). Turn left and left again, stop at the obvious row of angle parks at the gate.
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      Region Details
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      • 18
      • 33
      • 7
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      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 12 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      97
      Trails Mountain Bike
      96
      Trails E-Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      8,936 ft
      Total Vertical
      379 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      743 ft
      Reports
      3,819
      Photos
      238
      Ridden Counter
      17,452

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Lake Mangamahoe Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:26pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      10 |
      Apr 18, 2021 @ 3:58pm
      Apr 18, 2021
      trail: Ridge track
      12 |
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 7:43pm
      Nov 1, 2020
      18 |
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 10:28pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      trail: Pork Pie
      39 |
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 4:31pm
      Dec 15, 2019
      100 |
      Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:18pm
      Oct 11, 2016
      86 |
      Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:18pm
      Oct 11, 2016
      75 |
      Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 11, 2016

      Videos of Lake Mangamahoe Mountain Bike

      140 | Nov 12, 2020
      Beginners guide to getting leg staple's
      265 | Oct 28, 2020
      New Plymouth Jump Trail
      trail: Operator
      0:58 | 553 | May 25, 2020
      The Back Entrance | Lake Mangamahoe
      20:02 | 265 | Dec 15, 2019
      2:51 | 312 | Oct 22, 2019
      Te Miro Flow Trail
      1:06 | 174 | Apr 8, 2016
      Arapuke DH
      3:09 | 509 | Feb 4, 2012
      youtuber Anti Climb Ax @ Lake Mangamahoe.Taranaki
      1:06 | 56 | Feb 23, 2021 , New Plymouth

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1261442Martin675addreportSlice Of Heaven and 6 more
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 11:11pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #2731616jefferyAdifficultyvotetrailBB Sizzler
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #1142354graeme-mtbaddreportFenceline and 32 more
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:37am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #1158520hairylesaddreportHihi and 2 more
      May 24, 2021 @ 12:49am
      May 24, 2021
      user #1142354graeme-mtbaddreportFenceline and 22 more
      May 21, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      May 21, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #923271donalducktrailThe Debt CollectorQuite steep and loose, which is fine. What...
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 2:53am
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #1142354graeme-mtbtrailBuzzcutTrail closed for forestry ops - should be open...
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 12:20pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      user #1142354graeme-mtbtrailS'upThis trail is currently closed while forestry...
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      user #1142354graeme-mtbreportSnakes and LaddersYes, I noticed that work at the end when we...
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 5:32pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      user #1158520hairylesreportFencelinethat was me as well mate ????
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Nov 11, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9629 miles8,579 ft15 miles377 ft
      #131#82383,80987,466
      E-Bike207 miles1,690 ft4 miles335 ft
      #196#153,52689
      Hike2210 miles2,205 ft5 miles377 ft
      #3,533#1053,60130
      Trail Running2210 miles2,205 ft5 miles377 ft
      #3,533#1053,60144
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