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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
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      189
      Total Distance
      157.7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      66.6 miles
      Total Descent
      7.4 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      504
      Photos
      302
      Ridden Counter
      16,184

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      trail: New Exit
      8 |
      Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:50pm
      Apr 28, 2017
      New Exit, My City
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      trail: New Exit
      9 |
      Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:49pm
      Apr 28, 2017
      New Exit, My City
      report
      trail: As You Do
      13 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      As You Do, Rotorua
      report
      trail: As You Do
      10 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      As You Do, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      Lucky Save
      0:20 | 453 | Apr 12, 2017
      Singlespeeding Kiwi-Style
      trail: Rosebank
      2:27 | 199 | Feb 1, 2017
      Mark on Billy T
      trail: Billy T
      0:16 | 90 | Dec 16, 2016
      Brain fade
      trail: Billy T
      0:40 | 414 | Oct 4, 2016
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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
      64.7 miles
      NZSS Champs race
      2.7 miles
      CamelBak Summer Cup 3 - Rotorua 2017 race
      8.6 miles
      WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race
      31.6 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1331826Staceyz2trailMad If You Don'tVery roots. Not great fun.
      May 25, 2017 @ 8:32pm
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      May 14, 2017
      user #1137255KirstyctrailTihi o TawaExtremely rooty.
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      user #1274096kennedynztrailSweet N' SourClimb. Access top of nice Rd. Links with...
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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