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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
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  • < 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
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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.
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      Bike Park Details
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      • 48
      • 58
      • 8
      • 22
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 days
      Uplift Type
      Shuttle

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      235
      Trails Mountain Bike
      227
      Trails E-Bike
      201
      Trails Hike
      72
      Trails Trail Running
      72
      Trails Horse
      18
      Total Distance
      206 miles
      Total Descent
      46,572 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,568 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Reports
      4,999
      Photos
      2,023
      Ridden Counter
      126,799

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      72 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      54 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      351 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      424 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017

      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      roto
      1:15 | 328 | Jul 17, 2020
      EVS Rotorua MTB // GoPro MAX
      1:01 | 98 | May 18, 2020
      Sam Shaw Uses BrakeAce Brake Power Meter and...
      3:22 | 10742 | Feb 28, 2020
      Cheeky Overtake Goes Wrong
      trail: New Exit
      0:13 | 154 | Feb 4, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Kung Fu Walrus Extension
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 12:07am
      Aug 1, 2020
      VariableGonezoTape over entrance. Closed.
      Box of Birds
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:48pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      IdealMarkWestBike clear debris from trail after felling....
      Tikitapu Road
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 3:11pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drynduronz Tree block road

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Roller Coaster
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 4:11am
      1 days
      Drytimbotim Foliage control and tidy up
      Creek
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 5:07pm
      2 days
      DryKrisOD RTT Adopter used backpack blower on the...
      Turkish Delight
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:21pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      IdealKrisOD RTT Working bee event. Berms fixed, holes...
      Dammit Janet
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:01pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      DryWrinkley Raking, drainage and some minor spade...
      Arepa (uphill section)
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      Drymikethemoa Trial on trail forks with education
      Pohaturoa Road
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 9:33pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      Drymikethemoa Removed to widow makers near tahi 3 exit...
      Challenge Roadside
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      Drymikethemoa Pruned pines and cut back some blackberry...
      Underbilly
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 8:47pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      DryWrinkley Raking and drainage work carried out...
      Little Red Riding Huck
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 7:36pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      VariableSnikwah37trail in great condition
      Billy T
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      IdealSnikwah37Great condition

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1465040davehudson294riddentrailCorners and 3 more
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 10:07pm
      14 hours
      user #1606706timbotimaddreportRoller Coaster
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 4:11am
      1 days
      user #1563137KrisODaddreportCreek
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 5:08pm
      2 days
      user #1281568Timaru45riddentrailDragon's Tail and 13 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 2:34pm
      2 days
      user #2331489EwensteelriddenskillparkTe Papa o Te Kauri BMX Track and 1 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 12:20pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2032535GonezotrailNew ExitThe trails has really good flow, especially...
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 10:52pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      user #1563137KrisODreportChallenge UphillChecked for tree but none found. Any more info?
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 4:53pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      user #1186913MTBK1W1reportNo Brains ExtensionThank you for clearing
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 3:03pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      user #1563137KrisODreportNo Brains ExtensionThanks heaps for the reports and photos. Trees...
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 2:43pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      user #1186913MTBK1W1reportNo Brains ExtensionLots of small branches cleared by me
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:44pm
      Jul 10, 2020

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