9 miles
Distance
693 ft
Climb
-693 ft
Descent
00:34:34
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Taupo
    Taupo
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking

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
More Stats for Tongariro River Trail bike 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
    00:34:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:17
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Status:
on Apr 28, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (2 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 tongariro-river-trail trailhead (-38.985460, 175.819510)
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Tongariro River... Trail Reports

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Apr 28, 2018 @ 7:59pm
Apr 28, 2018
Mar 31, 2018 @ 1:01pm
Mar 31, 2018
nice ride along river. easy gradient
Sep 21, 2016 @ 12:01am
Sep 21, 2016
Wet but still very enjoyable ride
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Tongariro River Trail

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