Rotorua Trails Trust



The Whakarewarewa Forest is a beautiful environment for horse-riding, with many forestry roads creating a variety of trails.You can ride for half an hour or a whole day, without having to open a gate once.


There are four specifically marked horse trails at the Long Mile Road entrance to the forest, and float-parking is available there.


The forest can also be accessed at other points, and we are working on developing more marked trails.


Horses are very welcome in the forest, and we greatly appreciate input from riders regarding how to maintain and enhance the forest for your use.

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.