Te Whiti Firebreak Details
This is just a firebreak as the name suggests, but can be ridden as a super steep, super fast downhill track for advanced riders. Watch out as it extremely steep in some sections and there are loose rocks and big ruts down the whole track. Even the best riders should take it easy on the first ride to workout some good lines.
Once you have this track dialed it can be a real rush and super fun. It also makes for a great loop if you head up Te Whiti Riser, then follow the ECNZ pylon road/track to the summit turn off, rider/push your bike to the lookout, take in the view while you catch your breath, then blast down the firebreak back to the bottom.
On a beautiful day you are sure to come across walkers/runners up the firebrack so make sure you give them a holla to let them know you are coming through. There is plenty of room so everyone can stay happy. Just note you will also pass through the main Te Whiti Riser trial near the bottom so go slow and watch out.
The track ends with a large steel gate which you can easily poke your bike through.
Access the track from Mt Towai peak (summit lookout). To get to the lookout, there is a short steep 4WD track connected to the main ECNZ pylon road/track. You can either come from the south along the ECNZ pylon road/track and turn off just after the Towai traverse trail entry or from the north. If you come from the north you will have likely ridden up Te Whiti Riser and taken the south exit onto the ECNZ pylon road/track.
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
Unsanctioned, ride at your own risk. Very steep!
More Stats for Te Whiti Firebreak mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,072 ft
Altitude min45 ft
Altitude start1,116 ft
Altitude end45 ft
Distance climb793 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat278 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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