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?
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. hope this helps
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.
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
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! :-)
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.