Pakihi Track Details
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.
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 min123 ft
Altitude max1,835 ft
Altitude start1,782 ft
Altitude end137 ft
Distance climb7 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat1 miles
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Pakihi Track Trail Reports
Oct 1, 2017 @ 11:08pmOct 1, 2017
Jun 1, 2017 @ 11:18pmJun 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 @ 3:42pmDec 9, 2016
Nov 19, 2016 @ 10:37pmNov 19, 2016
|reporter Closed due to a major slip, see https://www.facebook.com/motutrails/posts/1231331030258835|
Nov 13, 2016 @ 1:32pmNov 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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