TRAIL UPDATE – 30 September
We all love groomed berms like the one in the picture above!  Soon we will be able to enjoy them again, but while this rain hangs around, we need to be patient! Please keep off the trails if they are wet.


A huge thanks to all the volunteer crews that have been working on the trails over the last few weeks.  A big shout out to the Wednesday crew, the Trail Saints, Team Shrugga and the crew that came to the Sunday Dig Day last weekend.  While there are still only a handful of trails open, we are getting there and it will all magically come together soon!


Check Trailforks or the Membership App for updates.

Trails Open:

  • Pipeline
  • Gully
  • Coppermine – Brook Street to Four Corners ONLY.
  • Tu Meke
  • Lower Firball
  • Crazy Horse
  • Young Codgers
  • Saddle Road
  • Jacks Track to Middle Road
  • Whaneke (closed from 7am – 3.30pm weekdays)
  • P51

Trails Closed:

  • Hulk n’ Hogan
  • IV Line
  • Firball Climb
  • Upper and Middle Firball
  • Wayne’s Passage
  • Firball Dropout
  • Koata Whetu
  • Tasman Journeys

By the end of next week we hope to have Firball, Firball Climb, IV Line and Tasman Journeys open


Work by crews continues in this area and we are hopeful that some trails will be open next weekend!!  Thank you everyone for your patience.

Trails requiring digger work will take longer.  These include:

  • Turners
  • Koata Rere
  • Te Ara Kopiko

Trails Open:

  • Upper Butters
  • Upper Te Ara Koa
  • Upper Fringed Hill Downhill
  • The Classic from the Coppermine up to the Fringed Hill Downhill skid.

The lower sections of Butters, Te Ara Koa and FDH have major, unstable slips and so these trails must be exited via the Coppermine back to Tantragee Saddle.

The GOOD NEWS is that the lower sections have now been assessed and we have a plan awaiting approval, with a Specialised Dig Day scheduled on 9 October to be on lower Te Ara Koa.

Trails Closed:

All trails from the summit of Fringed Hill heading towards the Maitai Valley remain closed.  This is due to the Maitai Valley Road being closed between Two Arrows Archery and the Matai Dam, and so there is no way to exit these trails.  We are working with NCC to try and get the road open during weekends for recreational access.

No change since 17 Sept update
Closed – no go area.
All recreation access STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Harvesting operations, major flooding and slipping.

No change since 17 September update.




  • At the bottom of Involution the stream crossing has blown out. To fix will require large boulders to be moved are to create a safer stream crossing path . The entry into the stream is now very steep and unexpected. You may need to dismount at this point until the works can be undertaken.
  • Access is limited to riding up this trail as harvesting and repair works are happening on Glider Road. Remember it is a two-way trail, so take extreme care both ways.) 
  • Alternatively, you may wish to get to Involution via the Barnicoat Ridgeline trail from Silvan Forest which is a bit more of an adventure! 


  • Glider Road
  • Piwakawaka
  • Barnicoat Walkway / Firebreak

No further update since 17 September.


Thanks to a working bee last weekend, the following trails are now open:

  • Escalator
  • Hang ten
  • Slippery Rail
  • Berm Monster
  • Ejector


Lodestone gully area remains closed as does the connection with Sylvan Forest via Oliver road.

Other areas that are open to ride (geez we’re spoilt!):

  • The Gorge
  • Cable Bay Adventure Park
  • Silvan Forest
  • Kaiteriteri