Rotorua Trails Trust


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The Rotorua Trails Trust plans, builds, and maintains New Zealand’s largest trail network, providing stunning year-round mountain biking, horse riding, running and walking opportunities.


The Rotorua Trails Trust aims to provide the best possible experience for anyone using human-powered means - walkers, riders, runners, cyclists - to explore and recreate in the vast network of trails surrounding Rotorua.


You can help support our work:

1. Join and Donate

Memberships help our fundraising efforts and donations support the trail maintenance.Give that gift that gives unlimited riding all year long! Rotorua Trails Trust is super happy to now offer gift memberships. Here's how it works:

1. Visit the Rotorua Trails Trust Gift Membership page by clicking here:Rotorua Trails Trust Gift Membership

2. Choose the perfect gift voucher that suits your preference.

3. Click Confirm to proceed with your selection.

4. Enter your payment details securely.

5. The Confirmation page has further instructions and the voucher codes to share with the lucky Gift Membership recipient!

6. The Rotorua Trails Trust (and your riding buddy) loves your forever!


2. Join a working bee.

These are held monthly, the first Sunday of the month. Follow the Facebook event page for more details. We can also organise a community day with you for your organisation to head into the forest to 'do good'.

3. Buy Fundraising Merch

Fundraising Signs are available to purchase year-round. These make a great gift. Please allow enough time as they are printed to order so can take 2-3 weeks once payment is recieved. To place your order, please fill in this Sign Google form and we will confirm with an email.

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4. Give us feedback.

Fill in this survey to let us know what works, what could be improved and your wish list for recreational use in the forest.


Have you ridden the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop lately? If so, then please give us feedback via the Great Rides survey. The more survey results means New Zealand Cycle Trails understands what's important on our loop.

5. Spread the word on the Trails Trust

Not everyone knows who does the work in the forest so spread the word. 


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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.