Aorangi Crossing Details
Either make this into an epic cycle tour/bike packing loop from Martinborough, or organise a drop off and pick up. The track is almost all 4WD track through the forest park. There's some super steep hills to climb, and at the far end the Putangirua Pinnacles to admire. The Kennett Brothers refer to this as "a classic from way back".
From Haurangi Road to Sutherland Hut the trail is Intermediate and not too difficult, from there some of the steepest climbing you will ever witness on a bike!
From Martinborough head south west on Jellicoe St and turn left onto White Rock Rd after 2km's. Take the right onto Ruakokoputuna Rd and follow it through Ruakokoputuna for about 25-30km's to the small car parking area with the Sutherland Track and Haurangi Forest Park signs.
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More Stats for Aorangi Crossing mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,403 ft
Altitude min32 ft
Altitude start1,437 ft
Altitude end34 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat2 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Aorangi Crossing Trail Reports
Feb 6, 2018 @ 1:10amFeb 6, 2018
|Trail is clear but crosses a number of rivers that would be difficult to pass in wet or after wet conditions. Ridden in reverse direction starting...|
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