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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +388/ -382 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Tait Block

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#266 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#14,908 in the world

Several kilometres of purpose-built singletrack weaves through the forest here; some flat and some quite hilly.

Nemo is a great trail on the flat for kids and beginners.

Access most of the other trails by going up Zip and Zip Bypass. There are several nice intermediate trails to come back down on. Elberro is fun, Switchback and Switches are more technical. Magpies, Pond, Wahoo and so on are all worth a run.

First added by Jim Cummings on Dec 26, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Napier or Hastings head towards Gisborne. Go up Tait Road which is only a kilometer after the SH2 turnoff. The car park is just over a kilometer up Tait Road.
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  • Jim Cummings

    Back for another ride but I didn't find the magic this time round. The Tait Block of the Eskdale Mountain Bike Park offers pleasant rides in a pine forest but these are old-school trails. You won't find the fun stuff like swooping berms, table top jumps and so on that you expect in a modern bike park.

    The trails seem neglected - the locals have voted with their tyres - they're out riding the new trails in Mill Block which are generally better.

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  • Jim Cummings

    Nice trails in pine plantation that cater to all skill levels.

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