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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Glenbervie Forest Mountain Bike Park

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#196 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#9,547 in the world

The Glenbervie Forest trails are set in a commercial pine plantation on steep sided hills. The trails are spread out over a fairly large area linked by forestry roads. They are old-school trails with few worthwhile technical features and are generally tired and neglected. Its an active forest so trails get destroyed from time to time by logging and trimming activities.

When you arrive have a look at the notice board at the car park to see what trails have been shut down by forestry activities. The trails are the work of the Whangarei mountain bike club whose website is at www.bikenorthland.co.nz and they also have a Facebook feed. Neither is very useful for out-of-towners! The locals prefer the Parihika trails and that's where you should go too!

First added by Jim Cummings on Jan 23, 2015. Last updated Apr 26, 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
Head north east out of Whangarei on Ngunguru Road for 3km, then turn left onto Maruata Road where you'll see the Glenbervie sign. The car park is 2km up this road.
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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Frump:

    It's a reasonable old-school intermediate forest trail with a tricky exit that can be avoided.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Bluff:

    Steep and technical for the first half; almost level but quite flowing for the bottom half. It's just a kilometre long so is quickly over! Greasy in winter.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Shoelace:

    Shoelace gently undulates through the Glenbervie Forest for about 3/4 of a kilometre. It connects River Road to the bottom half of the Bluff trail so it allows a nice intermediate loop based around forest HQ which is at the end of Maruata Road.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Afraidium:

    Afradium is just a waste of elevation and brake pad. The Bone Garden trail down the other side of the hill is a better bet if it's open.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing B’warethetroll:

    B'warethetroll is a very short flowing downhill trail in the Glenvervie Forest that starts on Quarry Road and exits onto the Waitangi Track. It drops 200 meres over a total length of just 600 metres.

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  • Jim Cummings

    As at March 2018 many of the trails have been destroyed by forestry operations. What trails remain are not great!

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