Ohakune Local Trails
Te Pepe Bike Park & Pump Track
Near the start of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail, this is a super-fun pocket-sized park for all ages and abilities.Featuring a series of rollers and berms, the pump track is designed to teach riders to maintain momentum on their bikes without pedalling (or to catch some air if that's your goal!). Various options include something for beginners right through to experts.
Built by community volunteers, Te Pepe Bike Park is situated at the Junction in Ohakune, right next to the start gate of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail.
Nearby, the easy Mangawhero River Trail is a enjoyable way to reach the other end of Ohakune town.
- 30 mins–1 hour
- Grade 2 (easy)
- fun for the kids
- cafes and bars nearby
- great place to learn
Lakes Reserve & Ratamaire Road
This short and super-easy loop is a great add-on ride to Te Pepe Bike Park or Mangawhero River Trail.It’s around 7km to ride from the junction end of Ohakune (the start of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail and the location of Te Pepe Bike Park) to Lakes Reserve.
To get there, follow the Mangawhero River Trail to Clyde Street, then head east to turn off on Raetihi–Ohakune Road. Lakes Reserve is clearly signposted.
The pretty Lakes Reserve Loop is 1.8m long.
For a longer and slightly harder ride to Lakes Reserve (14km), ride east from the Junction to nearby Rangataua village and follow Ratamarie Road – a ‘paper road’ through farmland and market gardens, with spectacular views of Mt Ruapehu.
Intermediate to advanced riders might like to consider the 12km, Grade 3 Rangataua loop following an old metal road through the forest. This can be started on Rangataua Road or Middle Track, and heads north to meet the North Track loop. An optional extra is the short walk around the twin crater lakes at Rotokura Reserve.
- 30 mins–1 day
- Grade 2–3 (easy–intermediate)
- Easy riding for the whole family
- Pretty scenery