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.The Timber TrailTaupo53.0Intermediate bike trail
5.Great Lake TrailsTaupo28.0Beginner 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.Seven Mile Bike ParkQueenstown7.0Intermediate bike trail
25.Motu TrailsOpotiki60.0Intermediate bike trail
26.Karangahake GorgeWaihi15.0Beginner bike trail
27.Great Lake Trail - W2KTaupo15.0Intermediate bike trail
28.Greenwood Park TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
29.Bullock TrackWhangamata13.0Advanced bike trail
30.Victoria Park Downhill TrailsChristchurch6.0Advanced bike trail
31.Flying Nun TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
33.CornersRotorua2.0Intermediate bike trail
34.Godley Head TrackChristchurch4.0Advanced bike trail
35.42 TraverseNational Park Village29.0Advanced bike trail
36.Roxburgh Gorge TrailRoxburgh21.0Intermediate bike trail
37.Old Coach RoadOhakune9.0Beginner bike trail
38.George Denton Park & Polhill ReserveWellington10.0-
39.Coal Pit Spur TrackChristchurch30.0Advanced bike trail
40.Electric Avenue & WetaLower Hutt0.0-
41.Four Lakes LoopQueenstown14.0Intermediate bike trail
42.Lake Wanaka Outlet TrackWanaka15.0Easiest bike trail
43.McLeans ForestChristchurch11.0Beginner bike trail
44.CroesusBlackball10.0Advanced bike trail
45.West Coast Wilderness TrailGreymouth80.0Beginner bike trail
46.629 TrailNelson5.0Expert bike trail
47.Moerangi TrackMurupara22.0-
48.Cougar ParkTokoroa22.0Intermediate bike trail
49.WakamarinaBlenheim28.0Advanced bike trail
50.UtiwaiPorirua3.0Easiest bike trail
51.Riverhead - Old SchoolAuckland15.0Intermediate bike trail
52.Roxburgh Gorge NorthAlexandra13.0Beginner bike trail
53.Anaconda TrackChristchurch1.0Intermediate bike trail
54.Cardrona Bike ParkWanaka40.0Intermediate bike trail
55.Great Lake Trail - WaihahaTaupo19.0Intermediate bike trail
56.Waikato River Trails: 3 WaipapaTokoroa12.0Beginner bike trail
57.Slip SaddleQueenstown2.0Expert bike trail
58.Bowenvale DownhillChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
59.NorthfaceWellington1.0Advanced bike trail
60.Puni MTB ParkAuckland4.0Intermediate bike trail
61.Motu LoopOpotiki57.0Intermediate bike trail
62.Cape Wanbrow ReserveOamaru5.0-
63.Maraetai ForestAuckland30.0Advanced bike trail
64.Linger and DieClyde2.0Advanced bike trail
65.Pukehinau LoopTongariro National Park17.0-
66.Roxburgh Gorge SouthRoxburgh15.0Beginner bike trail
67.John McDonald LoopTongariro National Park25.0-
68.Ngongotaha Cycle TrailRotorua6.0-
69.Dunes TrailOpotiki13.0Beginner bike trail
70.Herbert Forest MTB TracksOamaru6.0Intermediate bike trail
71.Clutha Gold TrailLawrence45.0Beginner bike trail
72.Treasure IslandAuckland2.0-
73.Fishers TrackNational Park Village31.0-
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