Mākara Peak Kids and Beginners Loop is a popular 3km route. With a maximum elevation of 74m, this mountain bike-only trail is considered easy. The Loop is largely flat and wide with good site lines making it ideal for learning basic bike handling skills.
Starting at the entrance on Allington Road, head along Rimu, turn right onto Miro, and follow the signs to Lazy Fern. Miro leads to a four-wheel drive track (Snake Charmer), which you cross before heading along Big Tom’s Wheelie for 200m. Exit right onto the four-wheel drive track at the intersection with SWIGG and head up to the start of Magic Carpet. This then loops back to the end of Big Tom’s Wheelie.
Head up the track, parallel to Big Tom’s Wheelie, to the container, where you go back down Miro to Rimu and exit onto Allington Road.