16.7 miles
5,256 ft
-6,901 ft
1,835 ft
High Point

Pakihi Track Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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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.

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More Stats for Pakihi Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,645 ft
  • Altitude min
    123 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    137 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7.3 miles
  • Distance down
    8.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.0 miles
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on Dec 9, 2016
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Pakihi Track Trail Reports

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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