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
    #5990 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 Jan 19, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to moerangi-track trailhead (-38.676670, 176.810030)
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      Moerangi Track Trail Reports

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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:47pm
      2 days
      From the 19th January: Mostly dry with some small muddy patches in the low lying areas. A couple of small slips to lift bikes over with another...
      Jan 15, 2019 @ 6:58pm
      Jan 15, 2019
      One of my favourite rides ever. Do not under estimate how long and tough this ride is given the short distance. Arrange shuttles so that your car...
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 12:21pm
      Jan 9, 2019
      Track in pretty good condition apart from the usual water ruts. There is a nearly impassable slip on the first section ... not for the faint...
      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...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 16 rides
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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:36pm
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      Moerangi Track, My City
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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:36pm
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      Moerangi Track, My City
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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:36pm
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      Moerangi Track, My City
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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      2 days
      Moerangi Track, My City

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Barrows (May 17, 2017 at 19:18)
       HeliBike Rotorua for a thrilling transport option!!
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag PhilandCath (Apr 27, 2018 at 22:11)
       Bike carrying over windfall
      [Reply]

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