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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.
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      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
      338
      Photos
      170
      Ridden Counter
      12,625

      Popular Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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      Current Trail Warnings

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      Little Red Riding Huck
      Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:35pm
      Jan 20, 2017
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      Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:32pm
      Jan 20, 2017
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      Loop Road
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 9:31pm
      Jan 13, 2017
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      Photos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:59pm
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      trail: Tank To Town
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      Mar 27, 2016 @ 8:50pm
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      Videos of Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike

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      0:40 | 373 | Oct 4, 2016
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      Whakarewarewa Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
      64.7 miles
      CamelBak Summer Cup 3 - Rotorua 2017
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      Whaka 100 2016 race
      61.3 miles
      WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race
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      Recent Comments

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      Sep 10, 2016 @ 1:00am
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      user #1118874nduronzreportRosebankTrail is running mint, no trees down
      Aug 16, 2016 @ 8:41pm
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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