Te Ara o Mahurangi
Manawatū Gorge trail
The Te Ara o Mahurangi trail is currently closed. (Last updated by MMBC 25/07/2023) More info on the DOC website.
The Manawatū Mountain Bike Club worked with DOC and other Manawatū Gorge Biodiversity Project partners to plan and fund this mountain bike trail through the Manawatū Gorge Scenic Reserve, Te Ara o Mahurangi.
This is the first stage of plans to build a trail right through the Manawatū Gorge. This trial will prove there is sufficient interest in mountain bike trails to justify the investment in a trail the whole way through. Riding Te Ara o Mahurangi will provide solid evidence to funders that a demand exists.
Note that mountain biking on the main Manawatū Gorge trail is forbidden.