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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
      #7
      Trails
      205
      Total Distance
      166 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      74 miles
      Total Descent
      43,105 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      1,862
      Photos
      623
      Ridden Counter
      45,559

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      Recent Comments

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      user #264435damosbikereportDipperThanks. I'll schedule some work on those...
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 2:19pm
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      user #1134570KetzaltrailYellow Brick ReturnSuperb trail. Ride it at warp speed and it's...
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 9:53am
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      user #557959TaguereportFrank n' FurterTrails trust have now cleared this.
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 12:21pm
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      Jun 19, 2018 @ 9:59pm
      Jun 19, 2018
      user #1076953JuzLreportBoulderdashthe trail is in mint conditions
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