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Whakarewarewa Forest

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Manicured like a five star golf course. Approx. 25km's of track ranging from fast and smooth to gnarly tight switchbacks thru mature forest. Plenty of jumps for the aerial-minded; all trails link to one another, many of them forming 5-10km loops.
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Latitude
-37.99183365313852
Longitude
176.2591552734375
Trail Directions
Find the Forestry Hdqtrs - ask any local- only a few minutes from town centre; or head south on Taupo Highway 5 minutes out of Rotorua. There is a carpark area on the left with another entrance to trails
Trail Length
-
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Rotorua, New Zealand
   


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Review Date
November 23, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Casey ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
These trails range from grade 1 to grade 6 (extreme) weave their way through a range of different trees including various species including pines, eucalyptus and redwoods. The main features of the tracks are roots. Soil is pumice and is fast draining and grippy. Awesome atmosphere and riding.

Recommended Route:
Up nursary rd, left up tokorangi pa rd, down "gunna gotta" onto " A trail" along "tickler" down "bunny jugs" to the shuttle pick up which takes you upto a range of tracks including "split enz" "Tuhoto Ariki" "Huckle berry hound" "Little red riding huck" "Billy T" and others. All meeting back down at shuttle pickup to do it all again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Secret



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Review Date
January 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dave Burke ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail system has now been increased to over 130 Km of single track which has been linked to form an almost continueous ride. More downhill and jump tracks have been added and tracks made further back in the hills to encourage exploration and make for a better adventure. A shuttle bus to the top tracks now runs on weekends and holidays. The trails suit all levels of rider skill and all big jumps and drops have by-passes. There are some structures but not anything like woodhill.

Recommended Route:
my favorite route goes something like A Trail, Tickler, B Rude not 2, Mad if you dont, Yellow brick road then forest road to Pondy New, Rollercoaster, Old Chevy.
If you want to do a bit more climbing take Direct Rd from the end of tickler to "Frontal lab" which takes you to "Billy T", "national down hill" and the "100 jumps" track. Being more a cross/Trail rider i do Billt T then ride the road to the Split endz track which to me is now the best ride in the park. Fast, flowing and smooth. Great veiws as well.
Always finish on a great little downhill, the "exit" trail. A Map is a must from the info centre at Longmile Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Whirinake is a new DOC built 20km loop in a native forest park. It has easy terrian and awesome native forest to ride in. 1hr south east of Rotorua.
Craters of the Moon and Huka falls/waikato rive tracks at Taupo have improved heaps.



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Review Date
June 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Cyclopes ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great views, wide range of surfaces from hard pack to loose rocks. Good variaty of trail types from open to more tech. It just bring on a smile as you head for the car park knowing the fun your about to have.

Recommended Route:
Buy the map ($2) then head up to Diamondback then pick a few more trails to link them together but you must include "Be Rude Not To" this trail has to be ridden to be believed.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Do a few events run on these tracks and they ride some in reverse (which you can't do normally), it makes a whole different viewpoint.
Try the 24hr "Moonride", "x-terra", or "n-duro" all well run events.
It's only 1 hr to Taupo for "Craters of the Moon" or Tauranga's "Oropi Grove".



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Review Date
April 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: J Pore , from Rotorua

Summary:
The scenery is great, which is consistent with most of New Zealand! There's something for all skill levels here, and you do it fast or slowly, but its still a bucket of fun!

Recommended Route:
Anything goes!



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Review Date
January 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: colin sherman , from levin,new zealand

Summary:
as above

Recommended Route:
dont quite know the area well enough to give you a detailed route ,but its pretty damn good riding



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