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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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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: Redwoods Forest
      Waipa Road Parking google parking directions
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      Bike Park Details
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      Open on 21 hours
      Uplift Type
      Shuttle

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #6
      Trails (view details)
      201
      Trails Mountain Bike
      201
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      169
      Trails Trail Running
      169
      Total Distance
      160 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent
      42,133 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Reports
      2,275
      Photos
      715
      Ridden Counter
      58,005

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      27 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road
      29 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road
      264 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      Exit NDO Trail, Rotorua
      326 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      Exit NDO Trail, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

      The long road leads to here
      0:57 | 17 | Jan 1, 2019
      The T-dogg
      0:59 | 18 | Jan 1, 2019
      Corners part 2
      trail: Corners
      5:08 | 46 | Dec 24, 2018
      Corners part 1
      4:36 | 56 | Dec 24, 2018
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