This back country loop is partly on gravel road through pine forest and partly on a well formed former logging track through regenerating native forest. There is lots of historic and ecological interest with panels describing the activities of the forestry pioneers and the forest regeneration since logging ceased in 1960s.
It starts with a ride or carry across the Makaroro River which is normally just deep enough to give you wet feet if you ride. Follow the rough track on the other side, take the right fork in about 50m and climb up to the gravel forestry road. Turn right and follow it for about 7km then turn left down Ellis Road which is well signed to historic Ellis Hut. Yeomans Track itself is signed from there. It takes you back to where you started.
Overall it's an easy ride but some short sections need intermediate skills including the river crossing, the odd muddy section, a few short steep sections, and the odd rocky or rough bit.