The Pakihi Track begins at approximately 29kms along Motu Road and what follows is 20kms of splendid isolation and fantastic riding. The largely downhill track takes you through stunning bush, with panoramas and multiple crossings of the ever-present stream resulting in plenty of time to take breaks.
The track’s numerous steep drop-offs call for a high level of technical riding.
Approximately 10km into the Pakihi Track, is the original DOC Pakihi Hut. This hut offers a much needed rest and an opportunity to discover the beauty of the Urutawa Conservation Area.
Reaching the lower sections of the Pakihi Track, the trail will hug the Pakihi Stream.
By the time ‘civilisation’ (in the form of Pakihi Road) is reached, you will have enjoyed a wilderness ride with few equals on the North Island. Opotiki is still 24kms away, with approximately 7km on gravel road to tackle before hitting a sealed road to take you back into town for a well deserved beer.