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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +366/ -362 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Kohitere Forest

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#270 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#16,055 in the world

Like most North Island bike parks, Kohitere Forest is set on steep hills in a plantation pine forest. To get to the top you can ride up Trig Track. It's wide, well-surfaced and very popular with walkers and runners. It's a granny gear grind all the way up . You should reach the top in under an hour. Alternatively you could go up on Kurt's Track, a testing grade 4 singletrack. The most popular way to come back down is on a track called "The Edge". That's a grade 4 track that goes down steeply but it's more like a descending cross-country track than a classic downhill track.

The Gardner Track is a longer way down. It doesn't have great technical interest although navigating some of the rutted switchbacks will get your attention. It's grade 4.

There are a few other tracks including some on the other side of the hill. There are also a few forestry roads that people ride on. In general the singletrack in this forest tends to be steep, rutted in places and very old-school. It is very slippery when wet. It tends to stay wet for a long time after rain and it rains here often!

First added by Jim Cummings on Jan 24, 2017. Last updated May 7, 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
From downtown Levin go east along Queen Street for 4km then turn left into Denton Road. The car park is on your right in a few hundred metres. The entrance to the forest is just a few metres further along. You'll see the gate and big sign board.

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