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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.
      Top stuff!
      source: Ride Rotorua
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Redwood Forest
      Waipa Road Parking google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #6
      Trails
      201
      Total Distance
      167 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      74 miles
      Total Descent
      43,526 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      1,338
      Photos
      438
      Ridden Counter
      32,886

      Popular Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
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      Recent Comments

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      user #889500DDB1trailNo BrainsI have always wondered about this outback...
      Feb 3, 2018 @ 3:05pm
      Feb 3, 2018
      user #1186913MTBK1W1reportWhākiAll clear now. January 10th
      Jan 9, 2018 @ 11:09pm
      Jan 9, 2018
      user #1461319SamBradburytrailTaniwha National DHEpic!
      Jan 2, 2018 @ 2:15am
      Jan 2, 2018
      user #879640ImALittleTeaPottrailAccess RoadThis track doesn't exist anymore
      Dec 30, 2017 @ 9:41pm
      Dec 30, 2017
      user #1433841MatbaileytrailEagle vs SharkSweet and flowing. Holding up well after a...
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