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 RoadWestport51Intermediate bike trail
2.Craigieburn ForestChristchurch25Advanced bike trail
3.Whaka Forest - The RedwoodsRotorua60Intermediate bike trail
4.The Timber TrailTaupo53Intermediate bike trail
5.Great Lake TrailsTaupo28Beginner bike trail
6.Pakihi TrackOpotiki27Intermediate bike trail
7.Rude RockQueenstown2Advanced bike trail
8.Rameka TrackMotueka25Advanced bike trail
9.Heaphy TrackKaramea50Advanced bike trail
10.Coronet Peak TrailsQueenstown17Advanced bike trail
11.Queenstown Bike ParkQueenstown20Advanced bike trail
12.Makara Peak Mountain Bike ParkWellington30Advanced bike trail
13.Queen Charlotte TrackPicton53Intermediate bike trail
14.Great Lake Trail - K2KTaupo6Beginner bike trail
15.Te Ara KoaNelson3Advanced bike trail
16.Bridge to NowhereOhakune21Intermediate bike trail
17.Skippers Pack TrackQueenstown6Intermediate bike trail
18.Coro XCQueenstown3Advanced bike trail
19.ZootQueenstown1Advanced bike trail
20.InvolutionNelson7Advanced bike trail
21.Cristchurch Adventure ParkChristchurch75Intermediate bike trail
22.TumekePorirua1Intermediate bike trail
23.Seven Mile Bike ParkQueenstown7Intermediate bike trail
24.Motu TrailsOpotiki60Intermediate bike trail
25.Flying Nun TrackChristchurch2Advanced bike trail
26.CornersRotorua2Intermediate bike trail
27.Godley Head TrackChristchurch4Advanced bike trail
28.42 TraverseNational Park Village29Advanced bike trail
29.Roxburgh Gorge TrailRoxburgh21Intermediate bike trail
30.Old Coach RoadOhakune9Beginner bike trail
31.George Denton Park & Polhill ReserveWellington10-
32.Coal Pit Spur TrackChristchurch30Advanced bike trail
33.Electric Avenue & WetaLower Hutt0-
34.Craters Mountain Bike ParkTaupo40Intermediate bike trail
35.Four Lakes LoopQueenstown14Intermediate bike trail
36.Lake Wanaka Outlet TrackWanaka15Easiest bike trail
37.McLeans ForestChristchurch11Beginner bike trail
38.CroesusBlackball10Advanced bike trail
39.West Coast Wilderness TrailGreymouth80Beginner bike trail
40.629 TrailNelson5Expert bike trail
41.Moerangi TrackMurupara22-
42.Cougar ParkTokoroa22Intermediate bike trail
43.WakamarinaBlenheim28Advanced bike trail
44.UtiwaiPorirua3Easiest bike trail
45.Riverhead - Old SchoolAuckland15Intermediate bike trail
46.Karangahake GorgeWaihi15Beginner bike trail
47.Roxburgh Gorge NorthAlexandra13Beginner bike trail
48.Bullock TrackWhangamata13Advanced bike trail
49.Greenwood Park TrackChristchurch2Intermediate bike trail
50.Anaconda TrackChristchurch1Intermediate bike trail
51.Cardrona Bike ParkWanaka40Intermediate bike trail
52.Great Lake Trail - WaihahaTaupo19Intermediate bike trail
53.Waikato River Trails: 3 WaipapaTokoroa12Beginner bike trail
54.Slip SaddleQueenstown2Expert bike trail
55.Bowenvale DownhillChristchurch2Advanced bike trail
56.NorthfaceWellington1Advanced bike trail
57.Great Lake Trail - W2KTaupo15Intermediate bike trail
58.Puni MTB ParkAuckland4Intermediate bike trail
59.Motu LoopOpotiki57Intermediate bike trail
60.Cape Wanbrow ReserveOamaru5-
61.Maraetai ForestAuckland30Advanced bike trail
62.Linger and DieClyde2Advanced bike trail
63.Pukehinau LoopTongariro National Park17-
64.Roxburgh Gorge SouthRoxburgh15Beginner bike trail
65.John McDonald LoopTongariro National Park25-
66.Ngongotaha Cycle TrailRotorua6-
67.Dunes TrailOpotiki13Beginner bike trail
68.Herbert Forest MTB TracksOamaru6Intermediate bike trail
69.Clutha Gold TrailLawrence45Beginner bike trail
70.Treasure IslandAuckland2-
71.Fishers TrackNational Park Village31-
74.Radome Redrocks Makara LoopWellington27-
75.Red Rox LoopWellington13-
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