The five Waikato River Trails

The Waikato River Trails are divided into five sections across a range of terrain from gently undulating trails to some that are steeper, rugged and more adventurous. The trails are are graded from 3 (Intermediate) to 4 (Advanced) and while they are mostly wide and smooth, some are trickier single-track trails (particularly on the Waipapa section) – a mountain bike is recommended.

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๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
We have been through and inspected the trail today and are pleased to let you all know that we are able to reopen the Waipapa section fully from Saturday the 10th February.

Thank you all for your patience and support during these closures.
Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand
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A big thank you to our trail users who let us know when they come across something requiring attention.

If you do come across anything, you can message us through Facebook or via our website and let us know the location ๐Ÿ™‚ Also a shout out to our Team who get things back in shape for your continued and uninterrupted enjoyment.

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Kjell has been busy in the Whakamaru Section this morning clearing a tree that had fallen across the tra#trailupdatepdate
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2 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿด/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
As from the 8th January 2024 the Waipapa section (between Waipapa Dam and the Maraetai Dam Access Road) will be ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— due to harvesting activities.

We anticipate that this closure will be in effect until mid February. There will be an on road detour in place during this time. We will keep you informed of progress over the coming few weeks.

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2 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
Just a heads up that from the 8th January 2024 the Waipapa section (between Waipapa Dam and the Maraetai Dam Access Road) will be ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— due to harvesting activities.

We anticipate that this closure will be in effect until mid February. There will be an on road detour in place during this time.
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

The new Trail between Atiamuri Village and Ohakuri Road is being transformed with blackberry and broom being replaced with native trees.
The site preparation for our 2024 planting season is now underway, many thanks to Tooku awa koiora - Waikato River Authority for their funding in this project.
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
We have just been advised that the crews have started harvesting the block next to the Waikato River Trails, but are not going to be falling trees next to the trail until next year.

The trail is OPEN and the forestry crews are just asking that trail users please stick to the trail for an added bit of security to keep you safe. Trail users will be able to hear the operations but safety wise they will be away from the hazardous area.

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