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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.
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      source: Ride Rotorua
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Redwood Forest
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      198
      Total Distance
      163 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      70 miles
      Total Descent
      8 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      872
      Photos
      335
      Ridden Counter
      20,878

      Popular Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Corners
      Oct 9, 2017 @ 3:21am
      Oct 9, 2017
      G Rock
      Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:33pm
      Sep 24, 2017
      Really good until the end where it gets a...
      Huckleberry Hound
      Aug 27, 2017 @ 3:19am
      Aug 27, 2017
      Very muddy in some areas, particularly...
      Riff Raff
      Jun 28, 2017 @ 4:29am
      Jun 28, 2017
      Big tree fell over and is blocking the...

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      trail: The Wash
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      Sep 30, 2017 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 30, 2017
      The Wash, Rotorua
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      trail: As You Do
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      Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:28am
      Sep 20, 2017
      As You Do, Cambridge
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      trail: Dragon's Tail
      9 |
      Aug 22, 2017 @ 4:11pm
      Aug 22, 2017
      Dragon's Tail, Rotorua
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      trail: G Rock
      10 |
      Aug 12, 2017 @ 12:59am
      Aug 12, 2017
      G Rock, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      Te Tihi O Tawa - Self Film / #winbrynsbike
      1:00 | 6159 | Aug 24, 2017
      Got a bit loose
      0:10 | 660 | Jul 25, 2017
      Quick sunday skids edit from Rotorua
      0:55 | 85 | May 28, 2017
      Lucky Save
      0:20 | 20805 | Apr 12, 2017
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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
      65 miles
      NZSS Champs race
      3 miles
      CamelBak Summer Cup 3 - Rotorua 2017 race
      9 miles
      WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race
      32 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1213913MarkWestBikereportThe Washresurfaced and mud-free
      Sep 30, 2017 @ 2:40pm
      Sep 30, 2017
      user #1328828DizotrailBe Rude Not TooOne of my favourites
      Aug 29, 2017 @ 12:39am
      Aug 29, 2017
      user #1328828DizotrailHot X BunsPretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
      Aug 29, 2017 @ 12:38am
      Aug 29, 2017
      user #1213913MarkWestBikereportAs You Dobig cleanup!
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 12:54am
      Jul 30, 2017
      user #1213913MarkWestBikereportAs You Domajor windfall cleared
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 12:53am
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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