8 miles
1,861 ft
-1,860 ft
2,025 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    Bay of Plenty
    My City
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The Whirinaki Forest Mountain Bike Track is purpose built and weaves through one of the most spectacular
and interesting forests in the world, providing the quintessential Whirinaki riding experience.
The track is designed for the recreational mountain biker and requires a low/medium fitness and skill level
(grade 2). The track is 16 km and shorter sections of the track can also be ridden. It is the perfect introduction
to biking in the Whirinaki.

Access Info

The track starts from south of Minginui village. Veer right as you approach Minginui to stay on Minginui Rd, and then right again onto Old Te Whaiti Rd. Cross the river and turn left onto Old Fort Rd (there's a picnic area and mapboard at the end).

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More Stats for Whirinaki Forest Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,237 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,388 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,389 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg reverse time
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on Feb 7, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to whirinaki-forest-track trailhead (-38.640450, 176.705250)
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Whirinaki Forest... Trail Reports

Feb 7, 2018 @ 1:54pm
Feb 7, 2018
This seems to be signed for the wrong way. You climb up the single track and descend down the road? There are also a number of trees down...
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:37)
 Got almost 3kms into the red route (12k) and a huge great tree was blocking the path so had to turn back.
  • + 1
flag sbilton (Feb 7, 2018 at 14:06)
 Just go around it. So they really need to do maintenance on this trail as that tree is still blocking the track :-(

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