17 miles
Distance
5,256 ft
Climb
-6,901 ft
Descent
02:40:08
Avg time

Pakihi Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Motu Trails
    Opotiki
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #4277 in Mountain Biking

The single track is 20km and is all downhill. An isolated scenic bush ride with 25 bridges including a 25m swingbridge, requires moderate fitness and caution in certain areas due to steep drop offs. Already proving popular another 20km ride will get you back into Opotiki. Toilet and shelter facilities are available at each end of the track.

This is part of the Motu Cycle Trail which can be done as a 92km loop from Opotiki.

Access Info

From Opotiki drive south on State Highway 2 to Matawai, then turn north to get to Motu. The road narrows and becomes rougher as it climbs into the hills. 10km's past Motu, you reach the top of the ridges. From there it is faster and easier to bike the final 6km's to the start of the Pakihi Track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pakihi Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,645 ft
  • Altitude min
    123 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,835 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    137 ft
  • Grade max
    -93.117%
  • Grade min
    84.81%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    02:40:08
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Status:
on Oct 1, 2017
Wet
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
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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 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 pakihi-track trailhead (-38.176220, 177.511530)
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Pakihi Track Trail Reports

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Oct 1, 2017 @ 11:08pm
Oct 1, 2017
Jun 1, 2017 @ 11:18pm
Jun 1, 2017
Pakihi Track is always very dynamic. But as at 2 June 2017 it's just had a full maintenance run and is in good condition.
Dec 9, 2016 @ 3:42pm
Dec 9, 2016
Nov 19, 2016 @ 10:37pm
Nov 19, 2016
reporter Closed due to a major slip, see https://www.facebook.com/motutrails/posts/1231331030258835
Nov 13, 2016 @ 1:32pm
Nov 13, 2016
Ride this on 12/11/2017 Torrential rain flooded the river and made many waterfalls to cascade onto the track. Very muddy. But the track held up...
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Jun 2, 2017 @ 7:44pm
Jun 2, 2017
Pakihi Track, Opotiki
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Jun 1, 2017 @ 9:13pm
Jun 1, 2017
Pakihi Track, Opotiki
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Jun 1, 2017 @ 9:12pm
Jun 1, 2017
Pakihi Track, Opotiki
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Jun 1, 2017 @ 8:03pm
Jun 1, 2017
Pakihi Track, Opotiki

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