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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
      204
      Total Distance
      168 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      74 miles
      Total Descent
      43,702 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,544 ft
      Reports
      1,690
      Photos
      536
      Ridden Counter
      42,768

      Popular Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Te Ruru
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 4:20pm
      Jul 10, 2018
      Tree down on the road near te ruru entrance.
      Frank n' Furter
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:47pm
      Jun 20, 2018
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      Chestnut Link 2
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 1:53pm
      Jun 14, 2018
      Needs to dry out a bit.

      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road
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      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      Exit NDO Trail, Rotorua
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      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      Exit NDO Trail, Rotorua
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      1:06 | 80 | Mar 21, 2018
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      Recent Comments

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      user #557959TaguereportFrank n' FurterTrails trust have now cleared this.
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Jun 22, 2018
      user #264435damosbikereportCreekThanks Nick, We love TrailForks and we'll get...
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 9:59pm
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      user #1076953JuzLreportBoulderdashthe trail is in mint conditions
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 12:51am
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      user #889500DDB1trailNo BrainsI have always wondered about this outback...
      Feb 3, 2018 @ 3:05pm
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