Grade
Various
Distance
12.4 km
Walking
Various
Cycling
20 MTB trails

Walking on some trails.

Information for this trail was last updated February 2024

The Whataupoko Reserve and Mountain Bike Park in Gisborne caters for mountain bikers of various abilities and skills with multiple trails of various grades as well as for walkers. Located on the hill end of Fox Street, the bike park has some shared trails with walkers and some dedicated to bike riders only. Trail maps are located at three locations within the park and also through the trailforks (map below) app or website. Whataupoko is the largest mountain bike park in Gisborne.  

Trail maps

whataupoko park

Download the Whataupoko Reserve trails map in PDF format here

Download PDF Map

History of the trail

The Whataupoko Reserve was developed in 2001 after Gisborne District Council bought the land in 1992. The reserve was then planted in exotic trees, which are now well-established. Volunteers developed the trails in 2003 as shared trails for mountain biking and walking. Today, the park has 20 trails adding up to 12.4 kilometres of trails and 725 m of climbs, the highest point being 119 m elevation.

The Gisborne Mountain Bike Club holds events during the year and membership allows access to other forestry blocks through a club access permit.

To contact the club, go to their facebook page.

Getting there

From Ormond Road, go up Fox Street until near the end on the right. Some parking is available.