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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +64/ -65 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Arch Hill Reserve

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#74 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#5,981 in the world

Arch Hill Reserve is a ribbon of grass and hillside bush running along beside the North West Motorway. It is less than 4km from the heart of downtown Auckland.

There is over 3km of really neat singletrack, catering to most abilities. There is an easy trail called "Training Wheels" among trees along the flat beside the motorway. The other trails are benched into the hillside and need at least intermediate riding skills. They're all-weather, hand-made singletrack and lots of fun. Precision riding is required in places.

The trails are looked after by the Auckland Mountain Bike Club. More information is here: http://aucklandmtb.co.nz/trails/arch-hill/ There is even an Arch Hill Facebook feed: www.facebook.com/ArchHillMTB

Text updated by jimcummings, March 2016.

First added by Ginny_Tory on Jun 24, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
By car, exit the North Western Motorway at Western Springs, turn right onto Great North Road, right onto Tuarangi Road after about 400m, first right into Wexford Road, first left into Ivanhoe Road and park at the end of it where you'll see the entrance to the Arch Hill Reserve. Follow the walking path for about 150m and you'll see the mountain bike trails map board on your right. You can also enter the reserve from the Grey Lynn library car park and the ends of Cooper Street and Niger Street.
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  • Frusder

    Made me fall in love with NZ

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  • Jim Cummings

    There is not a lot of riding here but it's all good and close to downtown Auckland. The trails were all in great shape when I was there. A wonderful break from the urban morass that is Auckland. Take your earphones and turn up the music to blot out the rumble of the motorway nearby.

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