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      The Worlds Best Trails? It's a bold claim.
      However, the thousands of locals and visitors who ride the Rotorua and Whakarewarewa trail network every year will all tell you they are a fantastic place to mountain bike.
      In a country with some great mountain biking, this 180-kilometre trail network on the southern outskirts of the city are some of the finest. And research confirms the significant role they play in the lifestyle and economy of Rotorua with millions of dollars flowing in every year. The trails have evolved over the years with a lot of people involved in building, maintaining and developing them.
      -Ride Rotorua
      source: Ride Rotorua
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      Region Details
      • 68
      • 13
      • 57
      • 72
      • 11
      • 26
      • 12
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 22, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      302
      Trails Mountain Bike
      279
      Trails E-Bike
      273
      Trails Hike
      134
      Trails Trail Running
      134
      Trails Horse
      61
      Total Distance
      261 miles
      Total Descent
      55,875 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,606 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,525 ft
      Reports
      9,671
      Photos
      4,521
      Ridden Counter
      223,214

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Railing & Roosting in the Rotorua Redwoods
      Apr 18, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      ADU Industries welcomes 23-year-old Liam Brierly to the team with this welcome edit.
      Video: Joe Breeden's Crankworx Rotorua DH Race Run
      Mar 24, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      4th place with a lay down for Polygon's new British recruit
      Video: Behind the Scenes With Tomas Lemoine at Crankworx Rotorua
      Mar 18, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Speed and style and slopestyle made up an action-packed week for Lemoine.
      Photo Epic - Pumptrack - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
      Mar 9, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      A photo recap of one of the most action-packed events of the week.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Rotorua Mountain Bike

      trail: Mossy Loop
      18 |
      May 23, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      2 days
      trail: Katore Jumps
      121 |
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 10:29am
      Jan 14, 2021
      132 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 3:02pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      | 1 comments
      152 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      115 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      453 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      570 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      534 |
      Oct 9, 2016 @ 1:11am
      Oct 9, 2016
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Rotorua Mountain Bike

      tuteata Otb bar clip concussion
      trail: Tūteata
      92 | Apr 20, 2022
      Hot X crash
      trail: Hot X Buns
      84 | Apr 6, 2022
      OTB to broken hip - sound up
      63 | Feb 20, 2022
      (for friday fails). masive crash at skyline NZ
      trail: Mr Black
      138 | Jan 18, 2022
      MONSTER CASE (new rim needed)
      trail: Mr Black
      | Jan 9, 2022
      Split Enz Crash
      trail: Split Enz
      131 | Dec 22, 2021
      MTB Girl meets handle bars
      | Nov 14, 2021
      Crashed on the big step down
      205 | Sep 19, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Long Drive Road
      May 24, 2022 @ 12:08pm
      1 day
      Drymikethemoa 2 trees and debris removed from rd...
      Larch Road
      May 23, 2022 @ 2:29pm
      2 days
      VariableTracyRTT RTT Tree Cleared by Timberlands But still...
      Little Red Riding Huck
      May 16, 2022 @ 7:10pm
      May 16, 2022
      DryTracyRTT RTT Closed From the skid road through to the...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Western Okataina Track
      May 26, 2022 @ 5:57pm
      -70472 sec
      Dry Vegetation, drainage and maintenance...TracyRTT RTT
      Tahi
      May 25, 2022 @ 9:40pm
      42 mins
      Ideal Cleared minor debris and pine cones and...Naut
      Kung Fu Walrus
      May 24, 2022 @ 6:46pm
      1 day
      Variable Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      Sweet N' Sour
      May 24, 2022 @ 6:44pm
      1 day
      Dry Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      Bush Road
      May 24, 2022 @ 6:38pm
      1 day
      Dry Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      The Tickler
      May 24, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      1 day
      Dry Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      Taniwha National DH
      May 24, 2022 @ 4:22pm
      1 day
      Dry Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      Time Warp
      May 24, 2022 @ 3:26pm
      1 day
      VariableEntitled horse people have used this...shja1
      Apumoana
      May 24, 2022 @ 3:22pm
      1 day
      Ideal Tree Cleared by the Rinkley riders.TracyRTT RTT
      Creek
      May 24, 2022 @ 2:21pm
      1 day
      Dry Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1188847NautaddreportTahi
      May 25, 2022 @ 9:40pm
      42 mins
      user #2759062TracyRTTaddreportWestern Okataina Track
      May 25, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      4 hours
      user #3057403NatDNZwishlistrouteWhakarewarewa Forest Loop (Official)
      May 25, 2022 @ 12:14pm
      10 hours
      user #3013950karenharveynzwishlistrouteWHAKA 50KM Course official 2021 (Confirmed)
      May 25, 2022 @ 1:32am
      21 hours
      user #3056846JSHortonwishlistregionWhakarewarewa Forest
      May 24, 2022 @ 8:03pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2759062TracyRTTreportTe Kōtukutuku Extension@B1ewDZt: Thanks so much
      May 22, 2022 @ 4:46pm
      May 22, 2022
      user #2593362B1ewDZtreportTe Kōtukutuku ExtensionHi, it looks to be right at the start of the...
      May 22, 2022 @ 4:43pm
      May 22, 2022
      user #2759062TracyRTTreportTe Kōtukutuku ExtensionThanks very much for the report. Can you...
      May 22, 2022 @ 4:04pm
      May 22, 2022
      user #2018264Dannz87trailDragon's TailTree down just past skid site blocking trail
      May 21, 2022 @ 2:58pm
      May 21, 2022
      user #1213913MarkWestBikereportBox of Birds + Fluffy Duck linesThis is on the main trail, not Fluffy ducks,...
      May 20, 2022 @ 3:00pm
      May 20, 2022

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Skyline - Rotoruabike parkRotorua
      Dodzy Skills Parkskill parkRotorua
      Rotorua BMX Trackskill parkRotorua
      Te Papa o Te Kauri BMX Trackskill parkRotorua
      Wattles Dual Slalom Courseskill parkRotorua

      Upcoming Local Events

      Pinkbike Articles

      Apr 17, 2020
      Video: Railing &amp; Roosting in the Rotorua Redwoods Video: Railing & Roosting in the Rotorua Redwoods
      ADU Industries welcomes 23-year-old Liam Brierly to the team with this welcome edit.
      Mar 24, 2020
      Video: Joe Breeden's Crankworx Rotorua DH Race Run Video: Joe Breeden's Crankworx Rotorua DH Race Run
      4th place with a lay down for Polygon's new British recruit
      Mar 18, 2020
      Video: Behind the Scenes With Tomas Lemoine at Crankworx Rotorua Video: Behind the Scenes With Tomas Lemoine at Crankworx Rotorua
      Speed and style and slopestyle made up an action-packed week for Lemoine.
      Mar 9, 2020
      Bike Check: George Brannigan's Propain Rage Mullet Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2020 Bike Check: George Brannigan's Propain Rage Mullet Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
      George Brannigan's new bike in all its glory.
      Feb 11, 2019
      Destination Showcase: Rotorua, New Zealand Destination Showcase: Rotorua, New Zealand
      What to do if you have four days in Rotorua, New Zealand.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike279233 miles51,371 ft116 miles1,608 ft
      #12#14,1809,44218076,703
      E-Bike273230 miles49,997 ft115 miles1,608 ft
      #5#1378,637373,473
      Hike134157 miles19,738 ft66 miles1,575 ft
      #118#51396,5982616
      Trail Running134154 miles19,245 ft64 miles1,575 ft
      #112#51186,62163,103
      Horse6162 miles8,684 ft26 miles1,444 ft
      #69#2462,588217
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