10.3 miles
Distance
2,935 ft
Climb
-3,390 ft
Descent
05:19:11
Avg time

Te Iringa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14415 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is an out and back ride with a mix of bike carrying. What looks un-rideable as you carry your bike on the way out, is a good fun technical ride on the way back. Most fun is had riding back. Either turn around at the end of the tight switchbacks above where the Tikitiki Stream and Kaipo River join, or head on to Oamaru hut, another 1.5hrs, for an overnighter.

Below from Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides:

The semi-rideable track climbs 330m from the carpark to a clearing where the old Te Iringa Hut used to be, then skirts around Mt Te Iringa (1241m) before dropping down to a swingbridge just downstream from the junction of Tikitiki Stream and Kaipo River.

Cross the swingbridge and turn left to take the main track down the Kaipo Valley to Oamaru Hut (12 bunks) by the confluence of the Kaipo and Oamaru rivers.

This is a big day packed with with technical riding, so it is recommend staying the night at the hut overnight and soaking up the wilderness, rather than racing through. From here you have to ride back the same way you came as all other tracks are closed to bikes..

Access Info

Turn right off Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) 27km southeast of Taupo and drive down Taharu Rd. After 9.5km, turn right on to Clements Mill Rd. Stop at the car park 6.5km down this road.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Te Iringa mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -455 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,830 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,543 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,087 ft
  • Grade max
    -76.862%
  • Grade min
    87.501%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    05:19:11
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on Mar 9, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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  • Ideal
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      Te Iringa Trail Reports

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      Mar 9, 2021 @ 1:37am
      Mar 9, 2021
      Climbed up to the rocky bits at the top and rode back down again. The trail really needs a bit of maintenance, very overgrown in some parts. A...
      Dec 19, 2020 @ 10:26pm
      Dec 19, 2020
      Did a day ride over and down to Tiki Tiki Stream return. Trail is in very good condition. Only a handful of windfall spots and all easy to get...
      Jan 21, 2020 @ 6:20pm
      Jan 21, 2020
      Did the overnight version from Clements Mill Rd to Oamaru Hut and back again. Start from Clements Mill Rd up to the site of the old Te Iringa...
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      Ride in from clements mill road was damp to start (1.5hr push/ hike a bike), traverse then has a lot of pushing, damp at the top. Run down to...
      Feb 9, 2017 @ 1:28pm
      Feb 9, 2017
      Trail running fine. A few trees to climb over
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

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      Toktrance (Jun 5, 2017 at 19:08)
       A lot of walking there is a large slip that gas washed the track away requiring a walking detour down and a steep drops carting your bike all the way you wouldn't want to do this in the wet .
      Mint old school riding technical roots and drops .
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      • + 1
      Jernejo (Nov 18, 2018 at 12:42)
       An awesome trail, went just up to the highest point, but will come back to to the overnighter for sure. Gotta carry up a bit, but totally worth it on the way down Smile
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      Foff (Oct 10, 2020 at 17:54)
       Just rode this overnight with a group on 9/10/2020 and it was fantastic. Lots of hike a bike but the big slip midway through has a detour built now. Took us roughly 4-4.5 hours both ways, not really pushing it but having fun where we could. Come prepared and reap the rewards. The hut was sweet but expect to collect firewood on arrival.
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      youtuber Beautiful rain forest on Te Iringa trail,...
      5:22 | 538 | Dec 10, 2018 , Taupo
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