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Level: Beginner
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +57/30 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Tongariro River Trail

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#45 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#4434 in the world

An easy, gentle 1 hour ride from Turangi following the Tongariro River through native bush. Head south to the Red Hut Bridge where riders cross over to return to town on the opposite side.
The track goes through beech forests, manuka and fern groves, and farmland.

Before you go
  • No 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 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The track starts at the SH1 (State Highway 1) road bridge crossing over the Tongariro River.
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  • fergnago

    Rode this in heavy rain so very wet/ muddy. Very enjoyable ride for all abilities.

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  • Jim Cummings

    Very nice trail up one side of the Tongariro River and down the other. It's generally easy but there is one steepish pinch.

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