Rotorua Trails Trust

About The Trust


The Rotorua Trails Trust will work to enhance the user experience of recreational users.


We will work with iwi and other landowners, Rotorua Lakes Council, the Department of Conservation, and recreational and environmental groups.

The Trust will be an advocate for new and better trails and new uses of trails. We will develop and manage trails and will seek funding, sponsorships and contracts to do so.


The Trustees

The Trust members are all volunteers and are continuing the work and achievements of the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club and trail builders over the last quarter-century. The Club had already developed a superb range and quality of trails in the Whakarewarewa forest to make Rotorua the world’s best all-year-round mountain biking centre. The Trust has accepted the challenge of extending these trails and improving the network.

Trust members are Grant Utteridge (chairman), Tim Wild (treasurer), Catriona Gordon, Mat Hunt, Toby Stovold, Dave Crawley, Clair Coker, Logan Jensen and Sean McWilliams


Important Documents:


Complete the Feedback Survey 


The Staff

The trust hired a few lucky folks to help manage the trails. Cam Edwards is the Maintenance Leader/Operations Manager, Casey King is the Trail Leader.


She's a big job so we also have some trusty contractors that help us too. And we have a huge list of volunteers who also help out on the trails and behind the scenes.


Contact us at:

 Team Aug2022

The Adoptees

The adoptees are an integral part of the trails. People have adopted specific trails and committed to maintaining them. Many adoptees spend hours in the forest digging, tidying and riding/running their trails.


The Volunteers

The trails would not be what they are without the amazing community of volunteers. Many people, locals and visitors, come along for working bees and trail work.

Working bee volunteers

If you would like to participate in these working bees, watch our Facebook event page.

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.