Mountain Bike Grade
17m highest point
About the trail
Follow the banks of the Ōtaki River on this popular walking and mountain biking trail. Generally considered an easy route, the gravel track starts from the river mouth at Ōtaki beachfront and continues past State Highway 1 all the way to a lagoon at Chrystalls Bend Walkway.
Horses are allowed, except on private land upstream of Chrystalls Lagoon, on the northern side of the river, and land (Ngāti Huia ki Katihiku) on the southern river bank.
Walk under regenerating native trees and enjoy views of the coastline, river, and the Tararua Ranges. This track is for all fitness levels and is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.