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Level: Intermediate
Length: 27 mi (43.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +1,862/ -2,597 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Pakihi Track

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#34 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#4,174 in the world

This is the most challenging of the Motu Trails and it's isolated and rugged - a one day wilderness adventure. Twenty three kilometers of the trail is singletrack. It crosses 24 bridges and one of them is a 30 metre long swingbridge. The last 21 kms take you along roads to Opotiki on the coast.

The trail is an alternative to the Motu Road Trail or can be combined with it to form a loop.

First added by Jim Cummings on Jul 14, 2014. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • 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
Turn off the Opotiki-Gisborne highway at Matawai and go down the Motu Road for 17km to the roadend. Most people arrange a shuttle from Opotiki.

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