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Review of The Timber Trail

The Timber Trail
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing trail to experience from the many bridges, a tunnel and the absolute beauty that the area has to offer. Tracks are well maintained. Highly recommend this as part of your bucket list for bike trails.

Thank Raewyn_6220
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The native bush on the trail was amazing! Very interesting to think that this is how all of NZ used to look. Those early pioneers would not have had it easy!
We were a group of 16 riding the Timber Trail together, aged from 11 to 50 with a range of riding abilities. The terrain is quite varied - plenty of bumpy patches, and a lot of up and down hill sections. The suspension bridges were really amazing - excellent views!

Most of our group hired bikes from Epic (all in good condition. Not all of them came with gel seats - it's well worth having a gel seat or a comfort seat!). Epic also transported us to the start of the trail and transferred our gear to and from the Timber Trail Lodge (great spot to stay). Was really helpful to have a run down on the trail and what to expect from our driver.

This ride is a bit of a challenge but well worth it!

Thank TheRobertsons43
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The Timber Trail is an intermediate/easy trail through native NZ bush. Typically it takes 2 days, with drop off available to get you to the start. We stayed at the Timber Trail Lodge (which is half way along the trail) the night before the first day’s ride and were picked up and dropped at the start of the trail. Day 1 is intermediate but we managed ok, despite having never really mountain biked before. At the end of day 1 we were back at the lodge, had a lovely meal and a good sleep then tackled day 2 of the trail which is graded ‘easy’.

The native bush is wonderful and the history of the place very intersting.

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Great bike ride through ancient forest, This is not a rail trail so expect some significant hills and lots of mud and bumpy downhills. Remote forest with some big swing bridges to cross and a bit of history to give added interest.

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

What a spectacular part of New Zealand! Incredible native bush, some of it never milled before, and as all of NZ used to look. Very special to experience. Interesting history in this area too, of early NZ bushmen and their work.
A challenging but worthwhile ride.

Thank Lindaannz
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