Te Ara o Mahurangi – Mountain Bike Trail

Downhill Mountain Bike Trail

The newest addition to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is Te Ara o Mahurangi, an exciting new downhill mountain bike trail open to the public.


Distance: 3.6km Loop
Elevation: 92m - 213m
Time: 20+ Minutes
Grade: Intermediate to Advanced

The Te Ara o Mahurangi mountain bike trail takes riders on a fast-paced downhill ride through 2km of ancient native bush, and is rated an intermediate trail, or Grade 3-4. 

Riders have the option of parking at Bridge Café and riding 1.6km up Hall Block Road, before starting their descent on this trail to create the 3.6km loop. Alternatively, at the top of Hall Block Road near the start of the trail, there are turning bays where vehicles can drop off bikers wanting to ride the trail.  Finish up with a nice coffee or cold drink at Bridge Café, or head off and walk some of the nearby bush walks.

This trail is the result of collaboration between the Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity Project and the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club, who will continue to maintain this trail.

Please Note: This ride is not suitable for beginner riders due to some reasonably steep down hill sections. Currently this trail is best avoided after heavy rain as it can get very slippery and muddy.



Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

For more information visit Adventure Smart

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