The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in New Zealand


Singletracks members have ranked the best mountain bike trails in New Zealand using our unique trail ranking algorithm. The best bike trails are rated by weighing the following ranking factors: average trail rating, number of members who have ridden the MTB trail, and the number of members who want to ride the MTB trail. Disagree with our list of the top mountain bike trails in New Zealand? Find and review your favorite New Zealand bike trails. Trails marked with a green row are trails you've ridden (must be logged in). Constantly updated.

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RankTrail NameCityRatingLengthDifficultyTopo MapConditions
1.The Old Ghost RoadWestport51.0Intermediate bike trail
2.Craigieburn ForestChristchurch25.0Advanced bike trail
3.Whaka Forest - The RedwoodsRotorua60.0Intermediate bike trail
4.Great Lake TrailsTaupo28.0Beginner bike trail
5.The Timber TrailTaupo53.0Intermediate bike trail
6.Pakihi TrackOpotiki27.0Intermediate bike trail
7.Rude RockQueenstown2.0Advanced bike trail
8.Rameka TrackMotueka25.0Advanced bike trail
9.Heaphy TrackKaramea50.0Advanced bike trail
10.Coronet Peak TrailsQueenstown17.0Advanced bike trail
11.Queenstown Bike ParkQueenstown20.0Advanced bike trail
12.Christchurch Adventure ParkChristchurch75.0Advanced bike trail
13.Makara Peak Mountain Bike ParkWellington30.0Intermediate bike trail
14.Great Lake Trail - K2KTaupo6.0Beginner bike trail
15.Queen Charlotte TrackPicton53.0Intermediate bike trail
16.Te Ara KoaNelson3.0Advanced bike trail
17.Bridge to NowhereOhakune21.0Intermediate bike trail
18.Skippers Pack TrackQueenstown6.0Intermediate bike trail
19.Coro XCQueenstown3.0Advanced bike trail
20.ZootQueenstown1.0Advanced bike trail
21.Craters Mountain Bike ParkTaupo40.0Intermediate bike trail
22.InvolutionNelson7.0Advanced bike trail
23.TumekePorirua1.0Intermediate bike trail
24.Codgers Mountain Bike ParkNelson20.0Intermediate bike trail
25.Seven Mile Bike ParkQueenstown7.0Intermediate bike trail
26.Riverhead - Old SchoolAuckland15.0Intermediate bike trail
27.Moerangi TrackMurupara22.0-
28.Puni MTB ParkAuckland4.0Intermediate bike trail
29.Tongariro River TrailTurangi9.0Beginner bike trail
30.Motu TrailsOpotiki60.0Intermediate bike trail
31.Whirinaki Forest Mountain Bike TrackMurupara10.0-
32.Karangahake GorgeWaihi15.0Beginner bike trail
33.Great Lake Trail - W2KTaupo15.0Intermediate bike trail
34.Cougar ParkTokoroa22.0Intermediate bike trail
35.WakamarinaBlenheim28.0Advanced bike trail
36.Bullock TrackWhangamata13.0Advanced bike trail
37.Waikato River Trails: 3 WaipapaTokoroa12.0Beginner bike trail
38.Greenwood Park TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
39.Victoria Park Downhill TrailsChristchurch6.0Advanced bike trail
40.Flying Nun TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
42.CornersRotorua2.0Intermediate bike trail
43.Godley Head TrackChristchurch4.0Advanced bike trail
44.old coach roadwellignton4.0Easiest bike trail
45.42 TraverseNational Park Village29.0Advanced bike trail
46.Roxburgh Gorge TrailRoxburgh21.0Intermediate bike trail
47.Old Coach RoadOhakune9.0Beginner bike trail
48.George Denton Park & Polhill ReserveWellington10.0-
49.Coal Pit Spur TrackChristchurch30.0Advanced bike trail
50.Electric Avenue & WetaLower Hutt0.0-
51.Four Lakes LoopQueenstown14.0Intermediate bike trail
52.Lake Wanaka Outlet TrackWanaka15.0Easiest bike trail
53.McLeans ForestChristchurch11.0Beginner bike trail
54.CroesusBlackball10.0Advanced bike trail
55.West Coast Wilderness TrailGreymouth80.0Beginner bike trail
56.629 TrailNelson5.0Expert bike trail
57.UtiwaiPorirua3.0Easiest bike trail
58.Roxburgh Gorge NorthAlexandra13.0Beginner bike trail
59.Anaconda TrackChristchurch1.0Intermediate bike trail
60.Cardrona Bike ParkWanaka40.0Intermediate bike trail
61.Great Lake Trail - WaihahaTaupo19.0Intermediate bike trail
62.Slip SaddleQueenstown2.0Expert bike trail
63.Bowenvale DownhillChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
64.NorthfaceWellington1.0Advanced bike trail
65.Motu LoopOpotiki57.0Intermediate bike trail
66.Cape Wanbrow ReserveOamaru5.0-
67.Maraetai ForestAuckland30.0Advanced bike trail
68.Linger and DieClyde2.0Advanced bike trail
69.Pukehinau LoopTongariro National Park17.0-
70.Roxburgh Gorge SouthRoxburgh15.0Beginner bike trail
71.John McDonald LoopTongariro National Park25.0-
72.Ngongotaha Cycle TrailRotorua6.0-
73.Dunes TrailOpotiki13.0Beginner bike trail
74.Herbert Forest MTB TracksOamaru6.0Intermediate bike trail
75.Clutha Gold TrailLawrence45.0Beginner bike trail
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