Yeomans Track

2.00 out of 5
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4x4 Trail
↑ 600 m
↓ 600 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
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.
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

March 14, 2016
Review: It's an enjoyable ride, probably worth the long drive from Hastings or Napier. Ellis Hut is interesting because it once housed an accused murderer on the run from the law. It was built with hand sawn wood in 1884. The panels describing the regenerating forest and the methods of the pioneer loggers are interesting as well.

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