Trail Status Updates
The latest trail status updates for Mountains to Sea - Ngā Ara Tūhono Trails, and other bike rides in the Ruapehu and Whanganui regions.
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Most sections of Mountains to Sea remain open all year but please make safe sensible decisions when weather forecasts are extremely wet.
There are a couple of sections where a path has been cleared through slips. Riders should consider walking through these sections - signage is in place.
Please do expect to see contractors working on sections of the trail over the summer, this may cause the occasional slight delay; but they are working to improve the trail experience for everyone.
If riders or walkers at any time spot something that needs work or presents a hazard, please report via our website form including the nearest kilometre marker), then we can get things sorted! Don't forget to tell us what you think of it by filling out the trail survey too! (QR code and link on the back of the maps available from all operators)
Papa country can be a challenge - discover more information here.
Check out our suggested alternative route options. (if required)
The trail section from the War Memorial/Trig to the Bridge to Nowhere closes to cyclists through the winter until October. The section from Ruatiti to the Trig remains open, this includes the connection to the Kaiwhakauka. The alternative is to use the Waipuna Trail Connector Ride
A mid-section of this iconic Ruapehu riding experience is currently closed due to a significant landslide. Please do not attempt to cross. There is an alternate track in place which requires some walking and is not to normal ride standard.
For further information please click through to the Dept of Conservation website.