9 miles
2,466 ft
-1,727 ft
2,486 ft
High Point
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This is a highly recommended out and back epic mountain bike ride. After reaching the high point, we do not suggest riding down to Lake Okataina Rd as the climb back is brutal. You are better to simply turn around at the high point and ride back the way you came.

Thank you to Bike Culture for helping build this route.

For more details on this route and others and also for more details on mountain biking in Rotorua check out the link in the sidebar.

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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Western Okataina Track - Epic Ride - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,562 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,300 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,983 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Western Okataina Track
Feb 17, 2018 @ 3:10pm
Feb 17, 2018
Track very rutted from rain leading in and out of streams. I’d say about 10% unrideable. Apart from that just beautiful. Not for the novice.
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