Current Trail Conditions
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Current Trail conditions
UPDATED 20 October 2018
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The Dunes Trail may have short stretches with sand on the track. You may need to walk a few metres. Take care if you choose to ride through any sand.
The trail crosses an area of cultural and environmental significance. Please do not use unmarked tracks through the dunes. Your respect is appreciated.
The lower half of the Pakihi Track has a couple of sections you must walk, including 75 metres in the river bed with some bike carrying. The track had a maintenance run mid-September and is in good condition, just some rock debris in short stretches on the lower half. The top half is in great condition. Ride or walk to your skill level, if in doubt, walk.
The Pakihi Track is back country. Especially in very wet or very dry months, you may come across fresh windfalls and debris/rock falls. Especially if riding alone, a personal locator beacon (PLB) is highly recommended.
We love it when people help us by removing rocks from the track!
If you come across a significant new slip, please report it to us with a description, location, and your contact details. Thank you.
For driving, the Motu Road is advised as 4WD vehicles only.
The road is currently in good condition.
When riding, remember the Motu Road does have the occasional vehicle, so take care at all times. Most importantly, going downhill, stay left on blind corners. Share the road with care.
Motu Road will be closed the afternoon of 1 December for the Targa Silver Fern Rally. You will not be able to ride on the road 1pm - 6.30pm.
There are no alerts for Rere Falls Trail. If riding from/to Matawai, take care on the 7km of SH2.
Burma and Maraetotara roads are in good condition.
Rawhiti mountain bike park near Ohope has been permanently closed. Onepu Mountain Bike Park between Whakatane and Kawerau is recommended.
Te Waiti Track recently had a maintenance run and is in good condition.
Whakaumu Track CLOSED due to logging at top of Taheke Road/Block Access Rd (beyond gate). This is a short closure, it should reopen by November.
Whakaumu has not had maintenance for some time and is in rough condition.
Taheke Road (Block Access Rd) which accesses Whakaumu is in good condition. The road is CLOSED beyond the gate at the top due to harvest beyond the gate. On the lower part of Taheke road exercise extreme caution due to logging vehicles.
Otipi Road — no recent status available.