20 miles
Distance
7,306 ft
Climb
-7,906 ft
Descent
06:01:31
Avg time

Moerangi Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    06:01:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:38
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to moerangi-track trailhead (-38.676670, 176.810030)
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      Moerangi Track Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 2:40pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      Trees down a cross the track in places , at least two large slips that need caution on .
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter Tree down
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:02pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter Tree down
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 3:53pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter Tree
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 16 rides
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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 3:36pm
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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 3:35pm
      Apr 15, 2019

      4 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]
      • + 0
      flag Croadie (Mar 25, 2019 at 11:24)
       Track in generally great condition. Awesome downhills and beautiful forest. A few grunty climbs, but plenty of opportunity to rest up.
      [Reply]

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