6.2 miles
Distance
904 ft
Climb
-2,415 ft
Descent
00:53:30
Avg time

Fishers Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #63152 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Part of the Mountain to Sea section of the NZ Cycle trail, a easy ride from National Park to Kaitieke. The uphill section from National Park is a very wide gravel road with easy gradient. At the peak descend down on the same gravel road, before joining a wide grass farm track to the bottom. An undulating road ride follows to get you to the WW1 monument at Kaitiake. An easy grade track, but it the grass may get a bit slippery when wet.

The trail start is signposted on the outskirts of National Park village. It begins with a gentle climb through the attractive native bush of Erua Forest before reaching a summit where there are fabulous views of the Tongariro National Park volcanoes behind and, on good day, the near-perfect cone of Mt Taranaki way out to the west.

From here’s it’s a thrilling 520m downhill through lush farmland into the Retaruke Valley. At the end of the farm track it’s approximately 10km along a scenic country road to the war memorial at the junction of Oio Road, the usual pick-up point for pre-booked shuttles.

Riders heading on to the Kaiwhakauka Track should head west on Oio Road; it’s 27km to the trailhead at Blue Duck Station. (Note that from Oio Road you can also head north to Taumaranui and the Timber Trail via the Mountains to Sea Connection Heartland Ride.)

It is possible to cycle back to National Park village from the war memorial junction; it’s 23km by road involving some grunty climbing.

Access Info

Start at National Park Train Station, following the Mountain to Sea marker posts.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fishers Track mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,511 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,245 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,760 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,756 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,245 ft
  • Grade
    -4.62%
  • Grade max
    -45.236%
  • Grade min
    33.976%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,104 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:30
  • Avg reverse time
    01:29:49
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on Feb 20, 2021
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Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Fishers Track Trail Reports

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      Feb 20, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Feb 20, 2021
      New loose gravel on road is difficult to ride
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Sep 16, 2020
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 6:08pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      Angry cows on the track. One rider in our party got rammed by an angry Mama cow protecting her calves. Then teenage stroppy male cow took our...
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 6:05pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      Angry cows on the track. One rider got rammed by an angry Mama cow with horns. Then an angry teenage male took us on. Scary!
      Jan 14, 2020 @ 4:13pm
      Jan 14, 2020
      Long grass at bottom. Waist high. But otherwise fantastic.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 44 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Joannecounsell (Mar 2, 2020 at 15:49)
       Nice track. Long way back up do ideally get someone to pick you up at the bottom.
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      Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail - Fishers Track - 4K
      3:32 | 83 | Jan 25, 2021 , National Park

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