23.4 miles
3,360 ft
-6,198 ft
3,350 ft
High Point


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Old Takaka pack track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Ladder Bridge
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Owner
    Department of Conservation

The trail starts from Flora Car Park. The first section is an easy wide track that narrows as you go. After the first swing bridge it becomes a grade 4. Narrow, steep dropoffs, rooty and slippery when wet. Many blown-out corners require bikes to be carried or walked. After Barron flat it becomes a grade 3, pretty grown over and trees down. The last part is a gravel road under the powerlines. A massive iron gate has to be passed then you are on the 4WD track that leads down to Takaka. It's an 8 km steep descent with lots of loose gravel and small rocks. Take care of oncoming traffic.

Access Info

Please note that when you are out of the national park it is a mix of private land and easments, staty on the gravel road. You are not allowed to ride ebikes in the national park.

More Stats for Flora Carpark Via Barron Flat To Upper Takaka multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,839 ft
  • Altitude min
    329 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    328 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Flora Carpark... Trail Reports

      Jan 30, 2024 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 30, 2024
      Large tree (1m diameter) across path approximately halfway between Lower Junction (hiking path to Asbestos Cotrage) & Ghost Creek
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 10:36pm
      Jan 28, 2024
      Flora Car Park to Upper Junction is in very good condition. Past that, there are multiple wash outs, Trees across the Trail (one very big) and...
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 5:03pm
      Jan 28, 2024
      Please stop if you ride though the forest here and throw off some of the bigger branches over 100 meters of track... the more hands the merrier
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 5:01pm
      Jan 28, 2024
      Ride through to here from Flora carpark and log jobs to be done on trailforks please
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 4:58pm
      Jan 28, 2024
      Cut back done in most of 3 valley around this location. New Bench built through old slip
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      Flora carpark via Barron flat to Upper Takaka
      21:15 | 66 | Jan 12, 2024 , Motueka
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