May 12, 2018
I enjoyed this ride. I'm experienced in trail riding so looking for downhill rides on my hardtail bike, and this was good. The ratio of downhill to trail is a bit high, so if you'd prefer less trail then park at the entance to the forest on Erua Rd and start the loop from there (this would skip the two-way trail from/to National Park Train Station). If you want even less trail, start at the Train Station (end of Pehi Rd) and get picked up at the Erua Forest entrance. The puddles hold the water so if you're wanting to stay dry, don't do this ride after even a little bit of rain.