The Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park features some fantastic singletrack riding. The Grade 2-5 trails provide a massive amount of fun and days of enjoyment for everyone from families right through to advanced riders. There is something here for all levels.
Set in a mixture of native bush, pine forest and some recently cleared forest terrain, riders at Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park will experience fun singletrack, exciting downhills and climbs that reward the effort with spectacular views of ocean and forest.
You mostly gain altitude on forestry roads and go down on purpose built singletrack.
Located just five minutes from the Whangamata Township on State Highway 25, the park offers something for everyone, from the first-time rider to experts looking to be challenged.
The park offers something for everyone, from the first-time rider to experts looking to be challenged
These happy faces say it all!
Recognising Whangamata's reputation for excellent surf, the Whangamata Mountain Bike Club is excited to showcase yet another one of the area's natural wonders. The local riders particularly enjoy the consistency of the mountain bike park!
When the surf is flat you can always come and ride the Tsunami, Pipeline or Tube Cruiser trails.
The park is located in Matariki Forest 4km north of Whangamata. The Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park is set in a commercial pine forest. The tracks are shared with production forestry operations; this means that from time to time the tracks are closed due to Forest Operations. When this is occurring there is signage in place advising as such. It is essential for everyone's safety that these signs are obeyed.
Over the years a group of club members have been rebuilding existing tracks and extending the trail network of tracks.
Head up Causeway Road, where over half a dozen trails branch off it. Great new trails, from grades 2-5, full of fun features including swooping berms, table-tops and gap jumps. Most trails will be signposted.
There are also a bunch of great tracks to the north of the park. Follow Otuwheti and ride up "Dog roll" (one of the only single track ups in the park), to access the trails at the northern end of the park. Such as "Cookie Monster", "Pop down", "Peter Rabbit", "Collarbone" and "D Track."
Do you dare?
If you still have room in the tank, keep exploring around middle ridge road. You may find "Hill Billy", "Caveman", or even "Evermore".
After your ride, be sure to check out Whangamata's famous surf beaches, great cafes, restaurants, rainforests, swimming holes and the famous laid-back Coromandel vibe which makes this place a truly epic destination.