GRADE: 1 LENGTH: 2.9KM
From Rifle Range “Road” (a fire break road through a gate off the left of Long Mile Road on the way to the Visitor Information Centre). Or from two points on Tarawera Road: Opposite Selwyn Road, and at the intersection of Tarawera and Long Mile Roads.
Smooth and easy hard-packed gravel surface, suited as an introduction to off road cycling, passing through beautiful mature Douglas Fir, Larch and Redwood forest with an understory of punga tree ferns. As a shared use and two-way track it is ideally suited to young riders as well as family groups which may include walkers and strollers.
GETTING OUT: Various exit points, or can be ridden as an out-and-back, or as a complete loop.