Length: 22 mi (35.4 km)
Elevation: +470/477 ft
Total: 7 riders
Mountain Biking Cougar Park
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#216 of 415 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#4080 in the world
The trails are wide, smooth and carpeted in pine needles as they wind their way through pine trees and pungas. Surprisingly for a pine forest, there are no gnarly roots.
But I didn't find many sweeping berms, rollers, speed bumps, jumps and the other fun stuff expected in a modern bike park. And these trails tend to surrender height too easily. There is not much here for absolute beginners or experts. That said, intermediate riders will find these rides pleasant enough, and because they're wide, there's a good margin for error so you can often get up a bit of speed.
The park is visitor friendly with plenty of signs and some map boards but best to pick up a map from the Tokoroa information centre or bike shops or download from www.tokoroamtb.co.nz.
Before you go
- Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- Pump track
Turn left into Mossop Road at the south end of Tokoroa. Turn left again in 500m immediately after the playing fields just under the Cougar Park sign. You'll reach the car park in about 150m; the trails start at the bridge below the playing field in front of you.
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