Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Total: 8 riders
Mountain Biking Pirongia Forest
#111 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8497 in the world
From the car park ride up the forest road. All the singletrack hangs off it and there are nice big signs showing trail names and grade. It's a visitor friendly bike park with several map boards! Pick a trail that matches your ability and go for it! You'll soon come back onto the road - the longest trail is less than two kilometres long.
There is a short easy "Kids Trail", a toilet, a donation box, notice board and a map in a hub not far up from the car park. The whole place has a very professional, well-sorted feel.
The local club has a website at: www.waipamtb.org.nz/ and they also have a Facebook presence.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
From Hamilton go to Priongia Village then go west off Highway 39 on Baffin Street, cross the Waipa River then go north (right) on O'Shea Road, then left up Sainsbury Road and you'll come to the MTB car park in about 6.5km at the end of the road.
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