1 miles
Distance
306 ft
Climb
-119 ft
Descent
00:10:53
Avg time

The Doctor Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15166 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

The Doctor, named after DoC (Department of Conservation) This trail is in a mix of exotic, native and open landscape. Build with funds from the Outdoor Recreation Consortium, which helped Mana Cycle Group to fell wilding pines and replace the damaged walking trail with a suitable multi use trail that is now The Doctor.

In winter 2016 the Mana Cycle Group (MCG) held a planting bee in effort to regenerate the native forest to the area that used to host exotic pesty pine trees.

So if you see someone from DoC or MCG on your travels, don't forget to show your support for the outstanding work!

Access Info

From the Spicer Botanical Park, cross the ford and find on your right.

At the top from Boundary Road off Farm Road (main 4X4 road).

Disclaimer

The Doctor combines an original trail up to the reservoir and one small steep section is due to be bypassed in 2017

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Doctor bike trail
  • Altitude change
    187 ft
  • Altitude min
    259 ft
  • Altitude max
    472 ft
  • Altitude start
    259 ft
  • Altitude end
    446 ft
  • Grade
    3.512%
  • Grade max
    -32.258%
  • Grade min
    36.819%
  • Distance climb
    3,028 ft
  • Distance down
    1,971 ft
  • Distance flat
    316 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:30
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (4 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 the-doctor trailhead (-41.153972, 174.822221)
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The Doctor Trail Reports

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Nov 3, 2018 @ 9:05pm
Nov 3, 2018
Riding well with a few patches of mud
Oct 21, 2018 @ 2:41pm
Oct 21, 2018
reporter Riding well
Oct 20, 2018 @ 11:31am
Oct 20, 2018
reporter PNP XC race this morning, please enter, or leave your ride until the afternoon
Sep 11, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Sep 9, 2018
reporter All Rangituhi Trails Closed due to Heli operation moving material onto Utiwai
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Jan 11, 2016 @ 9:09pm
Jan 11, 2016
The Doctor, Porirua

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag robthetrackie (May 30, 2015 at 0:38)
 Mostly built, except for the lower 50m. This will be great fun, and an easy track to ride up and down a few times Smile Look out for the opening day!
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  • + 1
flag robthetrackie (Sep 2, 2016 at 22:13)
 Quite solid, handled winter really well :-)
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flag robthetrackie (Nov 11, 2017 at 20:23)
 99% dry and solid. riding fast
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