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Level: Easiest
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +172/ -172 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Manawatu River Track

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#227 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11,712 in the world

The whole family will enjoy this ride beside the impressive Manawatu River. The track is wide and flat with easy corners and a hard surface. It's a twenty kilometre round trip, and there are diversions you can take along the way such as Fitzherbert Park just south of the bridge.

Just past the Maxwells Line end of the track there is a MTB jump park and there are small jumps and dips near Te Matai Road.

The track is popular with local bikers, dog walkers, runners and strollers. It is also know as the Bridle Track.

First added by Jim Cummings on Nov 20, 2015. Last updated Apr 23, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Manawatu River skirts the south eastern side of the city of Palmerston North and the River Track follows it for the entire length of the city. There are many points of access. Get to the north end of the track from Riverside Drive; the south end from Maxwells Line; the middle from Fitzherbert Avenue.
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  • Jim Cummings

    You can safely take the whole family for a ride on this very easy track. You could ride it with a road bike. With many points of entry and exit you can ride as far as you want.

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