4,667 ft
262 ft
-128 ft
Avg time

The Doctor Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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).


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

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More Stats for The Doctor mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    134 ft
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude max
    472 ft
  • Altitude start
    311 ft
  • Altitude end
    445 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,397 ft
  • Distance down
    1,872 ft
  • Distance flat
    398 ft
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on Jan 19, 2018
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
Directions to the-doctor trailhead (-41.154981, 174.820300)
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The Doctor Trail Reports


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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!
  • + 1
flag robthetrackie (Sep 2, 2016 at 22:13)
 Quite solid, handled winter really well :-)
  • + 1
flag robthetrackie (Nov 11, 2017 at 20:23)
 99% dry and solid. riding fast

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