Scott’s Ferry

Scott’s Ferry trails have been developed by volunteers and are sand based which helps them to ride well in winter when other trails are too wet. The trails are sheltered by mature pine trees and are used for winter night rides, the club winter race series and the Sizzler (team race).

As the trails are in a commercial forest owned by Ernslaw riding is only approved for MMBC club members after 5.00 pm weekdays and all day on the weekends and public holidays. Riding outside these times has to be approved by the forest owner and applied for by the club.

The Scotts Ferry riding area includes the forest roads, 4WD tracks and the marked mountain bike trails on both sides of the main forest Road and does not extend past No.3 Road.


The Scotts Ferry riding area is in Santoft Forest, to get there turn off SH1 in the centre of Bulls into HIGH STREET. Head out of the built up housing area on High St which becomes Parewanui Road. Stay on Parewanui Road for approx 19km until you pass through the village of Scotts Ferry. The forest gate is on the right 1 km past Scotts Ferry.

Some requests when riding at Scott’s Ferry:

  • Please park clear of the gates into the forest and adjacent paddock.
  • No smoking.
  • Please do not change or alter trails.
  • No motor bikes.
  • Please do not damage trees or fences.