2,419 ft
Distance
256 ft
Climb
-302 ft
Descent
00:12:23
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Million $ Track Trail

Million $ Track Details

  • Riding area
    Lake Mangamahoe
    New Plymouth
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

A fun twisty loop with an optional extension.

This trail was initially built in August 2008 by Southstar Adventures and was the first digger built trail in the park. This followed the existing trails on top of the hill being lost to logging operations during the early part of 2008.

The majority of the work was funded by a grant from the NZ Transport Agency that was paid as compensation for trails lost at the southern end of the park when State Highway 3 was re-routed. The money was held in trust by the NPDC for some years and the club finally made the decision to use it by paying for a trail built by professionals for the first time in its history. Jeff Carter and James Dodds came down from Rotorua for a week and put the trail in. The misconception that a huge amount of money had been paid for its construction lead to the name the trail is now called; the Million $ trail.

Subsequently a lot of the Southstar trails got damaged by further logging operations on the southern slopes of the hill and volunteer work had to be undertaken to re-establish a loop and then the figure of 8 loop. Some of the Southstar trail was saved and is still used, mainly the part on the east and northern side of the main loop.

Access Info

Access from the top of Lap It Up. Exit by going down Twisted Sister or Father Ted.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Million $ Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -46 ft
  • Altitude min
    623 ft
  • Altitude max
    696 ft
  • Altitude start
    686 ft
  • Altitude end
    640 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.564%
  • Grade min
    52.905%
  • Distance climb
    851 ft
  • Distance down
    1,081 ft
  • Distance flat
    476 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:03
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on Nov 10, 2017
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Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Million $ Track Trail Reports

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Nov 10, 2017 @ 4:50pm
Nov 10, 2017
Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:11pm
Oct 30, 2017
Great fun.
Oct 3, 2017 @ 12:26am
Oct 3, 2017
A few muddy bits.
May 21, 2017 @ 3:13am
May 21, 2017
Work done to improve drainage to areas prone to standing water.
May 2, 2017 @ 3:52am
May 2, 2017
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