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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +172/179 ft
Total: 9 riders

Mountain Biking Sanders Reserve & Bike Park

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#292 of 415 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11383 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.

Before you go
  • 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
  • Restrooms
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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Fair (Aug 26, 2017)

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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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  • 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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