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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +172/ -179 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Sanders Reserve & Bike Park

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#112 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#7,293 in the world

Sanders Reserve and Bike Park is a haven of peace and green grass in the urban morass of Auckland. There are nice views of the upper harbour. It's a great place for families and beginning mountain bikers. There is a wonderful kids area right in front of the main building which has a large shade veranda. Incidentally, you'll also find the best toilets for mountain bikers on the planet inside, showers too!

There are about 20km of mountain bike trails that weave their way over the grass and through the trees. There are strategically placed little rock obstacles, some sharpish corners, and some mini table tops but the trails are generally very easy, The trail makers were inconsistent, however, and put in little sections of quite hard bits here and there. Beginners can easily walk around them.

Text updated by jimcummngs, March 2016.

First added by Ginny_Tory on Jun 24, 2013. Last updated May 1, 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
From downtown Auckland, take State Highway One north. At Albany, take exit 412, the Albany Expressway, then Paremoremo Road and Sanders Road. But that's a brief summary. Use the singletracks app to take you there or use Google Maps which recognises "Sanders Reserve". Its about 30 minutes from the CBD.
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  • shemmtb

    It is algood for family and beginners and heaps of fun muck around with friends all round good pump track and some cool little single tracks

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  • Sam (trialbytrails)

    Good for fitness. Tight and twisty track probably more suited to the XC rider.

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  • Jim Cummings

    It's a great area for a Sunday outing with the family. The kids trail is outstanding. The standard MTB trails make for a pleasant workout. They are generally easy but the trail builders were very inconsistent and all the trails have short sections needing intermediate skills - but don't panic; you can walk the difficult bits if your skills aren't up to riding them.

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