8.3 miles
Distance
1,786 ft
Climb
-1,787 ft
Descent
01:48:41
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #60876 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #93562 in Hiking
  • 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 trail
  • Altitude min
    1,238 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,021 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,391 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.122%
  • Grade min
    45.043%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,312 ft
  • Avg time
    01:48:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:25
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2021
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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      Whirinaki Forest... Trail Reports

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      Oct 15, 2021 @ 9:42pm
      19 hours
      Lots of washed out sections which are hard to ride, lots of soft mud. Signage if going clockwise is not that clear in places and we lost the track...
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
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      • 10 rides
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      Jun 15, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 15, 2020

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 1
      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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      • + 0
      Johnbraith65 (Jun 2, 2018 at 20:45)
       We rode it anti clockwise. The arrows are there to point you in the right direction. A couple of small tree's down and down hill sections had small washout's on them ,so we had to be cautious with how fast we rode these sections .otherwise great ride ,beautiful bush .recommend the ride .
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      • + 1
      Wiremu (Dec 3, 2018 at 16:24)
       Rode it yesterday after and during torrential downpours for 2 or 3 days. Track was great - lots of running water but not slippery or muddy due to pumice soil type. Great forest and birdlife. Easy access. No trees blocking trail now.
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      • + 1
      ClintNZ (Aug 2, 2020 at 23:45)
       Track is mostly clear at present, the surface is in need of repair in many places but it's still a great scenic ride. Carrying a folding saw to earn some trail karma is a good idea as tree fall vastly outpaces the minimal maintenance done by DOC. Best ridden clockwise if you don't mind a slightly more energetic & techy climb. The pics showing a hut are not this track.
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