12 miles
Distance
296 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
716 ft
High Point

Moki Track Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    No Mountain Biking
  • Riding Area
    Taranaki
    National Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    DRY WEATHER ONLY
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager

Access to the western end of the track is from the north side of Moki Road/Waitara River bridge.

The eastern end of the track starts at the end of the formed Moki Road, south of the airstrip on farmland.

Gates should be left as found and stock undisturbed.

The track goes through Makino Conservation Area, generally following the south bank of the upper Waitara River.

The track began as a surveyed road alignment that was to be developed to service the rehabilitation farms of soldiers after the First World War.

Three farms were established in the valley; the remains of two homesteads can be seen along the eastern end of the track. Land that was cleared is now regenerating.

The track follows generally easy grades and is levelled along most of its 18 km length. This work was done with wheelbarrows, picks and shovels as early as 1910. The terrain is rough and suspension bridges cross five of the deeper chasms. Expect mud. Both ends of the track pass through some 3 km of farmland before entering the forest, which contains good stands of tawa, kamahi and rimu.

A return trip is necessary, unless prior transport arrangements have been made.

Getting there
This track is located 65 km north of New Plymouth via Uruti Road. It links the eastern and western ends of the unformed Moki Road.

More detailed information about the area can be found on map NZTopo50 sheet BH31.

Know before you go
Keep to the track.
Get local advice on track and weather conditions before setting out.
Take warm clothes, including hat and gloves and waterproof raincoat.
Mountain biking on this track is no longer suitable due to erosion, slips and deterioration of the original benched track.

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process (external site) on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

Access Info

The track is closed from 1 August to 31 October each year for the lambing season.

This track is located 65 km north of New Plymouth. Turn of at Uruti onto Uruti Road, then Moki Road. Turn left onto Kiwi Road, the track starts 12 km onlong on the right. Access to the western end of the track is from the north side of Moki Road/Waitara River bridge. Please park your car on the roadside.

The eastern end of the track starts 21 km north of Whangamomona, SH43 at the end of the formed Moki Road.
Gates should be left as found and stock undisturbed

Disclaimer

NO CELLPHONE COVERAGE! SUITABLE FOR DRY WEATHER ONLY (trail contains papa mud) INFORM PEOPLE OF YOUR INTENTIONS BEFORE SETTING OUT! Keep to the track - Get local advice on track and weather conditions before setting out - Take warm clothes.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Moki Track bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -177 ft
  • Altitude min
    522 ft
  • Altitude start
    705 ft
  • Altitude end
    528 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -14.7%
  • Grade min
    7.4%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Moki Track Trail Reports

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      Jan 20, 2020 @ 11:59am
      Jan 20, 2020
      If you enjoy long treks with your bike then this is for you. The trail is awful, has not been cleared in what appears to be a very long time....
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      Jan 6, 2019 @ 1:13am
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      Mhpruy Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 20, 2020 at 11:54)
       If you enjoy long treks with your bike then this is for you.
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