4,522 ft
Distance
96 ft
Climb
-1,101 ft
Descent
00:15:13
Avg time

Morepork Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    griffins track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #3785 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017

If Trickle Falls is not your cup of tea, then this will be a cup of cold sick. Very steep, rocky, and with more than a few sketchy chutes/drops (grade 5+ to 6). Not for the inexperienced (especially when wet) and should be attempted only on 160mm+ enduro or downhill specific bikes.

Access Info

Starts from the steep road up to the Towai Towers. From the ECNZ Road / Mt Towai road intersection, ride up the steep road, and after the second corner (sharp left) you will see a hole in the bush on the left.

(there is an alternative entrance at the ECNZ Road / Mt Towai intersection)

When you are at the bottom of Morepork and come face to face with a fence, go left and left again, walking your bike up the hump to Wainui Road. Be respectful as this last bit is private property,

More Stats for Morepork mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,005 ft
  • Altitude min
    56 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,062 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    56 ft
  • Grade
    -22.216%
  • Grade max
    -72.896%
  • Grade min
    68.491%
  • Distance climb
    462 ft
  • Distance down
    3,899 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:13
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Status:
on Mar 6, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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 morepork trailhead (-41.231840, 174.931660)
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      Morepork Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 6, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Mar 6, 2020
      The jump at the top starts eroding. Still works.
      Jul 5, 2018 @ 4:25am
      Jul 5, 2018
      Top rocky stream section is wet. Rest of trail is slick but the roots aren't bad. Bottom half of chutes are slippy and tires clog up
      Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:42pm
      Apr 4, 2018
      reporter Dry as you'll ever get. Running real nice
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 10 miles avg distance
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      Mar 6, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Mar 6, 2020

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag jim-cummings (Dec 1, 2017 at 11:14)
       The rating shown is black diamond, ie, expert but the rating should be double black diamond, ie, extreme! Not suitable or cross-country bikes.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Nzmitchell (Mar 18, 2018 at 2:29)
       Yeap, agree. Double black for the gnarly shoots.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Usernamee (Jan 8, 2018 at 21:04)
       For me the best trail on north Island ????????????????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MikeStirrat (Jan 2, 2020 at 1:58)
       When you can clean this at pace.......its the best feeling.......
      Such a good ride...????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag longliveenduro (Jan 9, 2020 at 23:11)
       Awesome piece of gnar. Hard single black, but not extreme. Harder than yeah Gnar at Makara Peak.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ilovethekids123 (Mar 11, 2020 at 3:13)
       Very very steep and long but very very enjoyable if your after a challenge after Trickle Falls then this is the one.
      Top part reminded me of the Deliverence rock garden (Makera) but on steroids. Cleaned it first time so based on this found it harder than Yeah Gnah @Makera.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ilovethekids123 (Mar 11, 2020 at 3:16)
       Sorry guys above comment should read... Cleaned it first time so based on this found it easier than Yeah Gnah @Makera.
      Enjoy!
      [Reply]

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