8.6 miles
Distance
693 ft
Climb
-693 ft
Descent
01:36:52
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15749 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

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.

source: NZ by Bike
Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tongariro River Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,214 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,383 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,220 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,220 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -56.219%
  • Grade min
    54.505%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
  • Avg time
    01:36:52
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:34
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on Mar 21, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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  • Ideal
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      Tongariro River... Trail Reports

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      Mar 21, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      Perfect family trail. With lots of different options to make longer or shorter.
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 11:08pm
      Aug 1, 2020
      Excellent trail, especially for families. Despite not having any jumps or structures, the fun is there to be had. Go slow and take it easy or fast...
      Feb 22, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Feb 22, 2020
      Park like trail. Nice and easy apart from one hill. It is called a river trail but apart from a couple of river crossings via swing bridges the...
      Jan 15, 2020 @ 12:56pm
      Jan 15, 2020
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      Fast running, well drained, no gravel washout
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      2 Reviews & Comments

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      Georgemingham (Jan 5, 2020 at 1:31)
       Family friendly loop running along side the river with a really cool swing bridge crossing
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      Tully01 (Oct 17, 2020 at 2:31)
       A very scenic and easy to ride trail of 15km . If you do the full loop there is a bit of a climb and switchback decent at the northern end. If you don't want to do this cross the bridge opposite the town centre if you are riding north on the far side of the river. The track is in excellent condition.
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      587 | Jan 10, 2017 , Taupo

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