Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby mikeymike on Mon 12/Jan/09 6:08pm

Hi all. Am visiting Whangarei ova summer. Staying out in onerahi. Heard there's some good trails up mt tiger. Went up there, past the water tank on the forestry road. Kept going along that road, took a couple of detours down other forestry roads but couldn't see any single track / DH / XC anywhere. The main sort forestry road turned nto single track but even that didn't turn into much. After a couple of hours in the heat I decided I was either going to melt or get lost so headed home :(
Any tips on where the tracks are? Or was I in completely the wrong place?
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby thorg on Mon 12/Jan/09 6:54pm

No, there is some good stuff up there, just it has to be kept hidden or the motocross bikes rip it up ;)

the local lads will sort you out :)

I would give directions, but its been a weeeeeeeee while since I rode them and I cant remember much :huh:
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby mikeymike on Tue 13/Jan/09 2:28pm

Ah ok no worries. ta anyways.
Might just go for another explore. Just wanted to make sure I was in the right 'neck of the woods' so to speak :-)
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby The_Quinsta on Tue 13/Jan/09 6:55pm

You can either come in from the onerahi end off Cartwright Rd (is this where you went in??) or you can try riding down Awaroa river road (on way back to town on the right) and come in that way, as thorg said the trails are pretty well hidden.
:blink: hope this helps :ib:


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hahaha i :love: the Haki
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby madpete on Tue 13/Jan/09 10:17pm

or go to Mt Parahaki MTB trials...go to the car park northern end of Abby caves rd and go up the road to the top, then as you go down again, keep a look out for all the tracks on the right hand side (east of the road)...otherwise if you are still around on friday i'm doing some track building late friday morning. :crazy:
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby hude on Wed 14/Jan/09 3:09pm

I know how you feel Mike.
I went up water tank track all the way to Mt Tiger Rd + some others off the top of Mt T, but up hill section was massively overgrown and bike carry up as well as down. @#&%! I hate gorse.
Hunted around around and could only find 1 bit of signed single track called " Cripple Creek".
Looked overgrown and had run out of time by then so guess I'll be back to suss it.
All in favour of keeping motos off MTB track but hiding them also keeps MTB riders off them.
Ho Hum
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Wed 14/Jan/09 9:45pm

We built some stuff up there years ago, got up there one morning and it was all more or less destroyed by the mxers, it was pretty soul destroying. Parahaki or Glenbervie are better options.
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby mikeymike on Sun 18/Jan/09 7:40am

Thanks everyone.
In the end I found one of the trails. It wasn't too hard to find (It's the one with the 3 ice cream lids as a trails sign, a small wire n wood bridge thing, a steep slidy downhill, a bash through tall ferns, a really nice benched track and then out through long grass onto a road!). It was pretty fun.
Totally understand about not wanting the motorbikes up there. Must be heaps of hard work to make those tracks. It's such a nice forest thou' and so close to where I live I'm keen to use it ... maybe not today thou as it's pissing down! :-)
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby The_Quinsta on Sun 18/Jan/09 10:18am

Pete and I should be up the haki this arvo doing some light building and trail maintenance if your keen Mike :music: , round half 2 ish
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby neanderthal on Wed 21/Jan/09 11:00pm

Hey,contact Missing Link Cycles and he'll help ya out with directions to the trails,theres some good tracks and yes the entrances are hard to find as the motorbikes are a big problem.
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby The_Quinsta on Thu 22/Jan/09 5:31pm

neanderthal wrote:Hey,contact Missing Link Cycles and he'll help ya out with directions to the trails,theres some good tracks and yes the entrances are hard to find as the motorbikes are a big problem.



Is that brent's new business????? neandathal
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby neanderthal on Thu 22/Jan/09 9:30pm

Certainly is Quinstar,are we goin to see ya up in Oners sometime?
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby tripler on Thu 22/Jan/09 10:13pm

Hi mister N.thal how are you doing? have to catch up some time mate :)
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby neanderthal on Fri 23/Jan/09 11:33am

Hey Tripler,have a good xmas an N Year?catch up for a ride.
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Re: Onerahi / Mt Tiger

Postby tripler on Fri 23/Jan/09 11:44am

Yer wasnt too bad,a little bit of kaos but thats life,and yer I need to test my latest upgrade,got an old redline xc fully frame so striped the old db v-link,handles a lot better than the db
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