This is a popular and well known trourist trail from Turangi heading south along the banks of the Tongariro River to Red Hut Bridge where bikers can cross over and return on the opposite side.
It includes heaps of scenic and tourist features, from riding through mature beech forests to manuka and fern groves, from urban homes along the Tongariro River to farmland, wide views over the Tongariro River, the trail is usually shared with anglers and walkers with several options available and additional loops for the enthusiasts.
From the road bridge over SH1 it extends about 9 km south via the Tongariro Trout centre which is a destination in itself. Several picnic spots and parks with toilets are located along the route. Contour is generally easy - it is all 'bikeable' by novices - being more of a tourist trail than a biking challenge.
From the Turangi i-Site, head east and through the highway underpass and down to the Tongariro River on Arahori St. Ride through the park at the end of the street to find the Tongariro River Trail.
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More Stats for Tongariro River Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change0 ft
Altitude min1,214 ft
Altitude max1,383 ft
Altitude start1,220 ft
Altitude end1,220 ft
Distance climb1.7 miles
Distance down2.0 miles
Distance flat4.9 miles
Avg reverse time00:00:18
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Tongariro River... Trail Reports
Sep 21, 2016 @ 12:01amSep 21, 2016
|Wet but still very enjoyable ride|
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