Te Mata Peak

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Intermediate
13
km

Singletrack
374
elevation (m)

Network
1:16
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
The Te Mata Peak Park has a small network of about 15km of singletrack - all of it on the side the famous hill to the east of Hastings. There are good map boards at the main access points to the trails showing the trail grades, names and routes.

It's not a network for beginners - the best trails need at least intermediate skills and they tend to be steep.

Typically people start at the Tauroa Road car park, ride up Chambers walkway, then use the climbing singletrack (it's good!) that starts near the Main Gates Car Park and goes up beside the road. At the top of it you'll find a well designed flowing trail that starts by Te Mata Peak Road and heads on down the hill with lots of rollers, a few drops, a nice chute, and plenty of opportunities for air if you can handle a narrow landing track.

By the way, there are great views from the top of Te Mata Peak and the cafes in Havelock North at the bottom of the area are celebrated.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

December 24, 2014
 
Review: There is a fun, flowing, down-sloping trail that starts near the top of Te Mata Peak Road. It's called Te Mata Flow but there is no sign on it. It's a good intermediate trail with nice curves and lots of rollers (gap jumps if you're going fast enough). About 400 metres further up Te Mata Peak Road a track called BMC starts. It goes down a gorge to join Te Mata Flow nearly a kilometre away in the gully below. You need advanced skills to ride it and you need to be a legend to make the most of it. It has an optional 4 metre road gap (soaring drop) with a wooden take-off and a short, narrow landing strip. (Ouch!)

There are a couple of good climbing singletrack trails that go at least part way up the hill. One is called Te Aratipi on the sign and Switcheroo on Strava. It starts from the Chambers Walkway near the Main Gates Car Park and goes up to the start of Te Mata Flow. A lot of riders just ride up the road.



Te Mata Peak MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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