20 miles
Distance
7,306 ft
Climb
-7,906 ft
Descent
05:30:37
Avg time

Moerangi Track Details

  • Riding Area
    North Island
    Taupo
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #5938
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Manager

The Moerangi Mountain Bike Track is a dual purpose track which attracts both mountain bikers and
trampers. The track is an intermediate grade biking track (Grade 3) designed to attract people of all skill
levels. The track does have sustained hill sections and therefore requires a medium/high level of fitness.
Situated along the track are three huts, Skips, Rogers and Moerangi. All three spots are a great place to
have a rest and let others catch up. They also pose the opportunity to turn this demanding ride into an
overnight adventure.

The best direction to ride is from Okahu Road end to River Road car park as you'll have less uphill and get to finish with a long downhill. Be cautious of other track users though!!

Access Info

The track is 95km's southwest of Rotorua along State Highway 5 and then 38, on the way to Lake Waikaremoana. The best option for transport is to park the car at Whirinaki Forest Holidays and have them drive your car to and from the road ends which are 37km's apart.

Alternatively, drive/ride 30km's east from Minginui village to the end of Okahu Rd. NB: Okahu Rd is a narrow gravel road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Moerangi Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -598 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,222 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,080 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,903 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,305 ft
  • Grade
    -0.578%
  • Grade max
    -73.213%
  • Grade min
    66.178%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    05:30:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:38
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to moerangi-track trailhead (-38.676670, 176.810030)
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Moerangi Track Trail Reports

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Oct 26, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Oct 26, 2018
reporter Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) Lots of trail repairs done due to winter storms , fantastic forest to ride in...
Feb 7, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Feb 7, 2018
Quite big slips to navigate around and track has slipped away in parts. The closed section is hammered but passable if you have patience and a few...
Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:40pm
Jul 18, 2017
reporter Sections of the 36 km Moerangi Track / Moerangi Mountain Bike Track have been closed due to storm damage. The section that's closed is from Okahu...
Jan 5, 2017 @ 6:24pm
Jan 5, 2017
DoC have been through since December 2016 trail damage and patched up some slips. All were rideable bar one which offered a fun but relatively...
Feb 28, 2016 @ 7:38pm
Feb 28, 2016
After the heavy rains the other week the Moerangi MTB track has been washed away in many places. Only rideable if you're happy to traverse dodgy...
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Barrows (May 17, 2017 at 19:18)
 HeliBike Rotorua for a thrilling transport option!!
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  • + 0
flag Sessyjane (Dec 30, 2017 at 0:07)
 First 10k and a little after skippers hut is still out of action and takes a fair bit of bush bashing bike throwing to get past. Great riding from Rogers hut.
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  • + 0
flag PhilandCath (Apr 27, 2018 at 22:11)
 Bike carrying over windfall
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