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 RoadWestport51.0Advanced bike trail
2.Whaka Forest - The RedwoodsRotorua60.0Intermediate bike trail
3.Great Lake TrailsTaupo28.0Beginner bike trail
4.The Timber TrailTaupo53.0Intermediate bike trail
5.Pakihi TrackOpotiki27.0Intermediate bike trail
6.Craigieburn ForestChristchurch25.0Advanced 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.Queen Charlotte TrackPicton53.0Intermediate bike trail
15.George Denton Park & Polhill ReserveWellington10.0-
16.Great Lake Trail - K2KTaupo6.0Beginner bike trail
17.Te Ara KoaNelson3.0Advanced bike trail
18.Skippers Pack TrackQueenstown6.0Intermediate bike trail
19.Bridge to NowhereOhakune21.0Intermediate bike trail
20.Bowenvale DownhillChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
21.Coro XCQueenstown3.0Advanced bike trail
22.ZootQueenstown1.0Advanced bike trail
23.InvolutionNelson7.0Intermediate bike trail
24.TumekePorirua1.0Intermediate bike trail
25.Craters Mountain Bike ParkTaupo40.0Intermediate bike trail
26.Codgers Mountain Bike ParkNelson20.0Intermediate bike trail
27.Seven Mile Bike ParkQueenstown7.0Intermediate bike trail
28.Maraetai ForestAuckland30.0Advanced bike trail
29.Cougar ParkTokoroa22.0Intermediate bike trail
30.Moerangi TrackMurupara22.0-
31.Puni MTB ParkAuckland4.0Intermediate bike trail
32.Tongariro River TrailTurangi9.0Beginner bike trail
33.Motu TrailsOpotiki60.0Intermediate bike trail
34.Whirinaki Forest Mountain Bike TrackMurupara10.0-
35.Karangahake GorgeWaihi15.0Beginner bike trail
36.Great Lake Trail - W2KTaupo15.0Intermediate bike trail
37.WakamarinaBlenheim28.0Advanced bike trail
38.Bullock TrackWhangamata13.0Advanced bike trail
39.Waikato River Trails: 3 WaipapaTokoroa12.0Beginner bike trail
40.Greenwood Park TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
41.Victoria Park Downhill TrailsChristchurch6.0Advanced bike trail
42.Flying Nun TrackChristchurch2.0Advanced bike trail
44.CornersRotorua2.0Intermediate bike trail
45.Godley Head TrackChristchurch4.0Advanced bike trail
46.old coach roadwellignton4.0Easiest bike trail
47.42 TraverseNational Park Village29.0Advanced bike trail
48.Roxburgh Gorge TrailRoxburgh21.0Intermediate bike trail
49.Old Coach RoadOhakune9.0Beginner bike trail
50.Coal Pit Spur TrackChristchurch30.0Advanced bike trail
51.Electric Avenue & WetaLower Hutt0.0-
52.Four Lakes LoopQueenstown14.0Intermediate bike trail
53.Lake Wanaka Outlet TrackWanaka15.0Easiest bike trail
54.McLeans ForestChristchurch11.0Beginner bike trail
55.CroesusBlackball10.0Advanced bike trail
56.West Coast Wilderness TrailGreymouth80.0Beginner bike trail
57.629 TrailNelson5.0Expert bike trail
58.UtiwaiPorirua3.0Easiest bike trail
59.Roxburgh Gorge NorthAlexandra13.0Beginner bike trail
60.Anaconda TrackChristchurch1.0Intermediate bike trail
61.Cardrona Bike ParkWanaka40.0Intermediate bike trail
62.Great Lake Trail - WaihahaTaupo19.0Intermediate bike trail
63.Slip SaddleQueenstown2.0Expert bike trail
64.NorthfaceWellington1.0Advanced bike trail
65.Motu LoopOpotiki57.0Intermediate bike trail
66.Cape Wanbrow ReserveOamaru5.0-
67.Linger and DieClyde2.0Advanced bike trail
68.Pukehinau LoopTongariro National Park17.0-
69.Roxburgh Gorge SouthRoxburgh15.0Beginner bike trail
70.John McDonald LoopTongariro National Park25.0-
71.Ngongotaha Cycle TrailRotorua6.0-
72.Dunes TrailOpotiki13.0Beginner bike trail
73.Herbert Forest MTB TracksOamaru6.0Intermediate bike trail
74.Clutha Gold TrailLawrence45.0Beginner bike trail
75.Treasure IslandAuckland2.0-
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