Rotorua Trails Trust

What the Rotorua Trails Trust is about:


The aim of the Rotorua Trails Trust is to develop a network of great multi-user trails across the splendid Rotorua district.


We want trails to provide thrills, recreation, exercise, scenic views; or just an interlude of tranquility with nature.


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BACKGROUND: The Trust members are all volunteers and are continuing the work - and achievements - of the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club and trail builders over the last quarter century.
The Club has already developed such a superb range and quality of trails in the Whakarewarewa forest as to make Rotorua the world’s best all-year-round mountain biking centre.
The Trust has accepted the challenge of extending these trails and improving the network.

USER GROUPS: As well as extending trails in the Rotorua District for mountain biking, the Trust will develop trails that are suitable for walkers, trampers, runners, cyclists, and horse riders. Some trails will be multipurpose; others primarily for one or other of these users.


  • The Trust will work to enhance the value of existing trails by linking them together and improving them, for multi-use where possible. 
  • This includes better links with trails in the surrounding districts and with national networks. The Trust will work with iwi and other landowners, RLC, BOPRC, DOC and other government agencies, and recreational and environmental groups. 
  • The Trust will be an advocate for new and better trails and new uses of trails. 
  • The Trust will develop and manage trails. It will seek funding, sponsorships and contracts to do so. The Trust will not seek a marketing role itself but will cooperate and assist others in marketing.

Contact: Chairman, Grant Utteridge
Phone: 027 474 7061

Postal: PO Box 6181
Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3043
New Zealand

Please ride within your limits. Be aware that trails will change with weather and heavy use from race events affecting their difficulty. Rotorua Trails Trust and its partners, sponsors or advertisers will not be held responsible for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails. Riding the trails or any other route mentioned on this site is done so at your own risk. Please understand the grading system and choose trails within your skill range. If you are in doubt about your abilities on a particular section, get off your bike or horse and walk.