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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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 and variety.

      In 2011 and 2012 a major revamp of some of the trails in the original core network began after extensive logging in the forest. The Rotorua Mountain Bike Club started the work and the Rotorua Trails Trust took this over in 2015. The Trails Trust builds, rebuilds and maintains the trails. 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.

      Some of the trails are also maintained by trail adopters and monthly volunteer working bees have all contributed to the work.
      Access to the forest is free for riders however, a donation to the Rotorua Trails Trust is great appreciated and will help your trail karma.
      source: Ride Rotorua
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Redwoods Forest
      Waipa Road Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The forest has multiple entry points including Waipa and Tarawera Road.
      Waipa car park is on the south end of town off State Highway 5 and Waipa State Mill Road.
      A new car park is currently being build off Tarawera Road near Okareka Loop Road.
      Links
      Bike Park Details
      • 57
      • 6
      • 35
      • 54
      • 7
      • 21
      • 8

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 hours
      Uplift Type
      Shuttle

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #8
      Trails (view details)
      208
      Trails Mountain Bike
      205
      Trails E-Bike
      201
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      182 miles
      Total Descent
      44,383 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,568 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Reports
      3,524
      Photos
      1,505
      Ridden Counter
      87,974

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      46 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      38 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      297 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      365 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017

      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      Tukonohi Trail - August 2019
      trail: Tukonohi
      4:38 | 11 | Aug 28, 2019
      Old Exit - Smashing it in the rain
      trail: Old Exit
      3:19 | 19 | Aug 21, 2019
      First gap
      trail: Tokorangi
      0:23 | 32 | Aug 2, 2019
      How to remove your Garmin with your crotch
      0:29 | 136 | Jun 1, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Baja Grade 3 Extension
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:03pm
      Oct 20, 2019
      DryBelindanzTree across trail exit
      Spring Roll
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:00am
      Oct 16, 2019
      VariableForestant Tree about 40 cm diameter is down across...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Arepa (Alpha) 1
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:59pm
      2 days
      DryTeresaw Broom encroaching trail, some gorse too
      Baja
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:45pm
      3 days
      Drymikethemoa Removed trees of mossy - baha...
      Ring Road
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:45pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Variablezachbonetti-nz
      Pondy New
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:45pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Variablezachbonetti-nz
      Split Enz V2
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:44pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Variablezachbonetti-nzGreat condition
      Time Warp
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:43pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Wetzachbonetti-nz
      Tuhoto Ariki
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:42pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Prevalent Mudzachbonetti-nzVery muddy throughout the track in the...
      Frontal Lobotomy
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:39pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Wetzachbonetti-nz
      Eagle vs Shark - with picnic table
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:38pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Variablezachbonetti-nz
      Hill Road
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:37pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      Dryzachbonetti-nz

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1891126korirata62addreportRedwoods Memorial Grove, Red Walking Track
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:33pm
      1 hours
      user #1661864TeresawaddreportArepa (Alpha) 1
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:59pm
      2 days
      user #1446634Fluke99wishlisttrailBe Rude Not Too
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:09am
      3 days
      user #1853652morleywhanauriddentrailRoller Coaster and 7 more
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:17pm
      3 days
      user #1342165mikethemoaaddreportBaja
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:45pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1563137KrisODreportBaja Grade 3 ExtensionAny chance of a photo of this tree? Also, it...
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Oct 20, 2019
      user #1622069ForestantreportOld ChevyGreat work on the berms!
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 11:59pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #264435damosbikereportDipperWe were asked by Peak Safety to close the...
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 9:22pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1563137KrisODreportTe Mounga@Satorukookaburra: Cool, thanks. I'll clear...
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:43am
      Aug 16, 2019
      user #1895781SatorukookaburrareportTe MoungaMost likely the same one. It was a massive...
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 7:42pm
      Aug 15, 2019

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