Historic mill track at the foot of the Tararua Ranges. A 10km single track links the road ends for two valleys via bush and a low saddle. Rideable most of the way with some boggy areas, streams and one large climb on foot.
This is a nice bush ride with abundant bird life, and is one of the gateways into the Tararuas (track leads up to a hut from the loop track). It follows an old mill road, and there is a sign showing the site of a tree nursery from the 1930's near the Mikimiki Road end. Recommended to start at the Kiriwhakapapa end as the carpark and picnic area is much better provisioned than Mikimiki Road. The track is well formed with bridges, and gentle gradients, but can be a bit muddy in places after rain.
The best carpark is at the end of Kiriwhakapapa Road, which is about 10 km north of Masterton on SH2. The last few km's of the road are gravel, and narrow in places. There are two carparks in Mikimiki Road, but there is more gravel and the road is narrower. Kiriwhakapapa Road end has toilets and a large picnic area.
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More Stats for Kiriwhakapapa Tramline mountain bike trail
Altitude change55 ft
Altitude min956 ft
Altitude max1,735 ft
Altitude start956 ft
Altitude end1,011 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat2,848 ft
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