4,522 ft
Distance
96 ft
Climb
-1,101 ft
Descent
00:15:59
Avg time

Morepork Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    griffins track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #19626 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #20368 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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 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
    00:15:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:02
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (10 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Morepork Trail Reports

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      Jan 9, 2022 @ 2:56pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      Some clearing work has been done on the bottom section. Nice and clear.
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 9:08pm
      Jan 7, 2022
      In awesome condition.
      Jan 5, 2022 @ 11:47am
      Jan 5, 2022
      Awesome conditions. Dry but not to loose. There is a bit of water in the upper creek bed still. Epic piece of trail
      Feb 12, 2021 @ 8:12pm
      Feb 12, 2021
      Hero dirt. Running perfect.
      Mar 6, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Mar 6, 2020
      The jump at the top starts eroding. Still works.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 262 rides
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      Technical Trail Features (TTF)

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      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
      Nzmitchell (Mar 18, 2018 at 2:29)
       Yeap, agree. Double black for the gnarly shoots.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Usernamee (Jan 8, 2018 at 21:04)
       For me the best trail on north Island ????????????????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MikeStirrat (Jan 2, 2020 at 1:58)
       When you can clean this at pace.......its the best feeling.......
      Such a good ride...????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (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
      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
      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]
      • + 1
      scoffcruddle (Apr 16, 2020 at 18:16)
       Bear in mind that "Morepork" uses two of the old hiking trails in Haywards Scenic Reserve. Bottom part it the Griffins Ridge Track (which continues upwards as "Kereru") and the top part is the Leighton's Gully Track. Although these are not the most heavily used, don't be surprised to see hikers/runners on here. Mostly likely heading UP.
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      • + 0
      Ssboats (Jan 12, 2022 at 17:03)
       Awesome track. Super steep chutes, roots everywhere, some off camber stuff. Pretty big drop at the bottom. Finishes with a fast flowing section. On par with yeah gnar over at makra. Grade 6 in my opinion
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      • + 1
      Flobo79 (Feb 7, 2022 at 3:02)
       One of my favourite Welly tracks as it gives you great riding time, nice challenge and is definitely not a groomed track like 90% of Wellington tracks. It takes some commitment and confidence
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