Best Mountain Biking in Auckland

Do you enjoy riding? Mounting biking is a popular exercise and pastime activity among Aucklanders. Various organizations within the city encourage you to participate in biking-related activities. For example, the Franklin Mtb club inspires people to use the bike tracks at Puni Memorial Reserve. If you want to try mountain biking, below is a list of the best places in Auckland. 

Sanders Reserve and Bike Park 

πŸ“ 180-186 Sanders Road, Paremoremo, Auckland 0793, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/Pages/park-details.aspx?Location=2229

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 6 am – 8:30 pm 

☎ +64 9 301 0101

This reserve is a 41-hectare park with several mountain bike trails, including a 500-meter trail for children. In other words, the bike park is open to adults and children. The kid’s track is within view of the car park and is suitable for kids under 10 years. Apart from it, there is a 20km advanced trail for cyclists that fancy a bit of long biking.

Sanders also has a separate horse riding area, a native bird habitat, and a coastal native forest. Therefore, bike riders must always pay attention to horse riders. The reserve is a great spot for picnics as seating areas under a big roof provide shelter from winter rain.

There are also plenty of spaces where you can sit and relax after an eventful day. 

Totara Park Mountain Bike Track 

πŸ“ Redoubt Road, The Gardens, Auckland 2016, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/get-outdoors/find-a-walk/Pages/totara-park-mountain-bike-tracks.aspx

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 24 hours 

☎ +64 9 301 0101

Totara Park mountain bike track is located in the northern section of Totara Park. Totara is 216 hectares of open space with natural areas and bridles trails suitable for mountain biking. The trails are a mix of intermediate to beginner, gentle grades for different riders.

If you live in central Auckland, the mountain bike park is approximately 20 minutes from the central business district. Mountain bikers can also join the Totara Park Mountain Bike Club to connect with fellow riders. 

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

πŸ“ Restall Road, Woodhill, Auckland 0883, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.bikeparks.co.nz/

πŸ•€ Monday – Tuesday: 8 am – 5:30 pm 

πŸ•€ Wednesday: 8 am – 9 pm 

πŸ•€ Thursday – Friday: 8 am – 5:30 pm 

πŸ•€ Saturday – Sunday: 7 am – 5:30 pm 

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park is a single-track network trail for riders of all ages. It is 40 minutes from downtown Auckland, and there are over 100 bikes and discs you can hire. You can also bring your bike to the Woodhill mountain bike park for repair, as they provide on-site mechanic service.

Woodhill mountain bike park is open all year round, and its unique location shields it from snow and heat waves. Besides the workshop, riders can find any gear in the pro shop, and there is a drink station serving cold drinks. At least one Woodhill mountain bike park staff has prehospital medical care training to assist in case of emergencies within the park, and you can request a coach. 

West Coast Riders Club 

πŸ“ 550 Old North Road, Waimauku 0882, New Zealand

🌐 http://www.westcoastridersclub.org.nz/

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 24 hours 

The West Coast Riders Club is a registered charity club dedicated to preserving the mountain bike facility in Riverhead Forest.

Riverhead Forest is a state-owned forest that covers 12,000 hectares. It has some of the best mountain biking trails for adventures, and the club consists of members united by their love of mountain biking. Their trail network is designed for all riders, and the Riverhead Forest facility is free.

As a result, it is one of the ultimate mountain biking destinations for families and enthusiasts. Riders can also participate in trail building and maintenance on the first Sunday of the month. 

Waiheke Mountain Bike Club 

πŸ“ Onetangi Sports Park, Onetangi, Waiheke Island Auckland, New Zealand 1081

🌐 https://www.wmbc.co.nz/ 

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 24 hours 

The Waiheke Mtb club is another non for profit organization that advocates for mountain biking throughout Waiheke. The tracks are open to residents and visitors, and the club members consist of volunteers from the local community.

WMBC encourages individuals to get out and enjoy outdoor spaces while engaging in helpful exercises. All riding tracks provide an opportunity for riders to develop mountain biking skills. The club helps members with pump track building, maintenance tips, competitive racing, and ecology. They also foster mountain bike riding with skills training and events.

If you live around Waiheke, this is one bike club you should try out. The location is only 35 minutes from downtown Auckland. 

Duder Regional Park 

πŸ“ 933R North Road, Clevedon 2582, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/Pages/park-details.aspx?Location=211

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 6 pm 

☎ +64 9 301 0101

Duder Regional Pak is located on the pohutukawa-fringed Whakakaiwhara Peninsula, east of Auckland, cutting into the Tamaki Strait. The park is 162 hectares of coastal farm park with a 4km loop. Its trail is sufficient for beginners, and the park allows a 360-degree view of the surrounding hills, Hauraki Gulf Islands, and Hunua ranges.

The park is alcohol and smoke-free. Therefore, it is a safe destination for the family. 

Arch Hill Mountain Bike Trails 

πŸ“ 89 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/ArchHillMTB/

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 24 hours 

Arch Hill Mountain Bike Trails features over 3km of well-maintained trails. It ranges in grade between challenging steep streets for riders that want to test their fitness and training wheels for beginners.

Expert riders that want to test their skills up and down can try the tip track, while those that want gravity to push them can opt for the super highway.

The Arch Hill Mountain Bike team is responsible for building and keeping the trail in good condition. Not only this, but they also promote events that anyone can join. 

Beveridge Track 

πŸ“ 275/283 Scenic Drive, Nihotupu, Auckland 0604, New Zealand

🌐 Monday – Sunday: 24 hours 

πŸ•€ +64 9 817 0077

The Beveridge Track allows riders to race through the Waitakere’s starts. The track is an out-and-back ride of 6 km that takes cyclists through a regenerating native bush and an oasis. The track offers stunning views across the harbours to the east and dams to the west coast. It is home to an extensive network of walking tracks and a short trail for mountain bikes. 

Conclusion 

Mountain biking is a fun way to stimulate your body and get a good view of various parts of the city. Happily, Auckland is one of the best places in the world for mountain biking. 

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