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.Whaka Forest - The RedwoodsRotorua60Intermediate bike trail
2.Craigieburn ForestChristchurch25Advanced bike trail
3.The Old Ghost RoadWestport51Advanced bike trail
4.Great Lake TrailsTaupo28Beginner bike trail
5.Heaphy TrackKaramea50Advanced bike trail
6.Rude RockQueenstown2Advanced bike trail
7.Rameka TrackMotueka25Advanced bike trail
8.The Timber TrailTaupo53Intermediate bike trail
9.Pakihi TrackOpotiki27Intermediate 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.Skippers Pack TrackQueenstown6Intermediate bike trail
16.ZootQueenstown1Advanced bike trail
17.Coro XCQueenstown3Advanced bike trail
18.Bridge to NowhereOhakune21Intermediate bike trail
19.InvolutionNelson7Advanced bike trail
20.TumekePorirua1Intermediate bike trail
21.Seven Mile Bike ParkQueenstown7Intermediate bike trail
22.Motu TrailsOpotiki60Intermediate bike trail
23.42 TraverseNational Park Village29Advanced bike trail
24.Craters Mountain Bike ParkTaupo40Intermediate bike trail
25.Four Lakes LoopQueenstown14Intermediate bike trail
26.Lake Wanaka Outlet TrackWanaka15Easiest bike trail
27.McLeans ForestChristchurch11Beginner bike trail
28.Coal Pit Spur TrackChristchurch30Advanced bike trail
29.CornersRotorua2Intermediate bike trail
30.Moerangi TrackMurupara22-
31.Cougar ParkTokoroa22Intermediate bike trail
32.Riverhead - Old SchoolAuckland15Intermediate bike trail
33.Flying Nun TrackChristchurch2Advanced bike trail
34.Karangahake GorgeWaihi15Beginner bike trail
35.Roxburgh Gorge NorthAlexandra13Beginner bike trail
36.Cristchurch Adventure ParkChristchurch75Advanced bike trail
37.Bullock TrackWhangamata13Advanced bike trail
38.Godley Head TrackChristchurch4Advanced bike trail
39.AfraidiumWhangarei0Advanced bike trail
40.Old Coach RoadOhakune9Beginner bike trail
41.Greenwood Park TrackChristchurch2Intermediate bike trail
42.Anaconda TrackChristchurch1Intermediate bike trail
43.CroesusBlackball10Advanced bike trail
44.Cardrona Bike ParkWanaka40Intermediate bike trail
45.Great Lake Trail - WaihahaTaupo19Intermediate bike trail
46.Waikato River Trails: 3 WaipapaTokoroa12Beginner bike trail
47.Slip SaddleQueenstown2Expert bike trail
48.Bowenvale DownhillChristchurch2Advanced bike trail
49.NorthfaceWellington1Advanced bike trail
50.West Coast Wilderness TrailGreymouth80Beginner bike trail
51.Great Lake Trail - W2KTaupo15Intermediate bike trail
52.WakamarinaBlenheim28Advanced bike trail
53.Puni MTB ParkAuckland4Intermediate bike trail
54.Motu LoopOpotiki57Intermediate bike trail
55.Cape Wanbrow ReserveOamaru5-
56.Maraetai ForestAuckland30Advanced bike trail
57.Linger and DieClyde2Advanced bike trail
58.629 TrailNelson5Expert bike trail
59.Pukehinau LoopTongariro National Park17-
60.Roxburgh Gorge SouthRoxburgh15Beginner bike trail
61.John McDonald LoopTongariro National Park25-
62.Ngongotaha Cycle TrailRotorua6-
63.Dunes TrailOpotiki13Beginner bike trail
64.Herbert Forest MTB TracksOamaru6Intermediate bike trail
65.Clutha Gold TrailLawrence45Beginner bike trail
66.Treasure IslandAuckland2-
67.Fishers TrackNational Park Village31-
71.Radome Redrocks Makara LoopWellington27-
72.Red Rox LoopWellington13-
73.Ruatiti Domain RoadRaetihi10-
74.Reefton Lookout: Zig-Zag TrackReefton5-
75.Reefton to Big RiverReefton16-
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