Maraetai and Whitford forest offer some very technical and challenging MTB tracks, these often have sections which are steep, off camber, slippery (especially when wet) and exposed to tree roots; caution is required. Jumps are spread throughout most tracks and vary in height, these should be attempted by experienced riders only as injury can result from poor landings. All jumps have a bypass to ride around them. (Caution signs are as yet to be installed).
If in doubt, stop and check it out !! Ride within your limits and have fun.
If you would like a copy of the maps and a permit to ride in the forests, join here.
MARAETAI FOREST CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RIDING. Some of our tracks are being logged.
We currently have trackbuilders working in Whitford forest working on some new tracks. Once they’re open, we’ll email the club members the new maps.
Access is via the top of the passing lane on Siberia hill, 600 Whitford Maraetai Rd at the gravel area. Ride up the road through the two sets of gates. Or alternately from the gate 1km up Waikopua Road.
Some of the tracks are tricky, or even unridable, during/after winter rains. All tracks run at their best in summer. Although they’re all rideable on an XC bike, you’ll get maximum enjoyment if you have a dropper post.
We use Trailforks to report current trail conditions. Please feel free to update when trail conditions change.
The Milk Run 3
Twisty and rooty. Pay attention to not get lost.
High Road 2/3 (Nana route)
Nana route that runs parallel to Grim Raker. Open and easy, apart from the last steep bit that is shared with Grim Raker.