8 miles
1,786 ft
-1,787 ft
2,021 ft
High Point


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  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude min
    1,238 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,391 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,312 ft
  • Avg reverse time
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on Feb 7, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 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 whirinaki-forest-track trailhead (-38.640507, 176.704975)
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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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Jun 2, 2018 @ 8:29pm
Jun 2, 2018
Whirinaki Forest Track

3 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 :-(
  • + 0
flag 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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