4,667 ft
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-128 ft
Descent
00:08:21
Avg time

The Doctor Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    134 ft
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude max
    472 ft
  • Altitude start
    311 ft
  • Altitude end
    445 ft
  • Grade
    2.874%
  • Grade max
    -32.377%
  • Grade min
    37.349%
  • Distance climb
    2,397 ft
  • Distance down
    1,872 ft
  • Distance flat
    398 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:27
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2017
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Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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The Doctor Trail Reports

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Sep 3, 2017 @ 10:32pm
Sep 3, 2017
Riding well
Aug 25, 2017 @ 2:46pm
Aug 25, 2017
Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:35am
Jul 25, 2017
For the end of July, the trals are in mostly good shape, a few springs seeping down banks in some sections
Jun 7, 2017 @ 9:19pm
Jun 7, 2017
Very dry except for the usual springs
Jun 1, 2017 @ 3:53pm
Jun 1, 2017
generally super dry except for the one spring, and in excellent condition
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Jan 11, 2016 @ 9:09pm
Jan 11, 2016
The Doctor, Porirua

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2 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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