Trail network & Map
Horse map 2010 v2Bridle Trail 30mins
This is a very short loop that winds through the main Redwood Grove and a stand of Eucalypts. It is suitable for new riders to the Redwoods wanting to get a feel for riding in the forest.
Tokorangi Pa Lookout Trail 1–1.5hrs
This trail takes you through the tranquil Redwoods before a steady climb eastward to 500 metres above sea level. This is a very beautiful trail with views of Mt Ngongotaha, Rotorua City, the lake, airport and countryside.
The main lookout is near the site of an ancient Maori pa (fortified village). This was once a small Maori village although nothing remains today.
Katore Wash Trail 2–2.5hrs
This trail starts off similar to the Tokorangi Lookout trail but brings you quickly back into the forest instead of following the ridge line. This trail will take you down to the valley floor following ‘The Wash’ and then Nursery Road to link back to the main entry.
Radio Hut Lookout Trail 1–1.5hrs
Once through the Redwoods this trail heads west taking you to the lower Pohaturoa lookout where you get superb views of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. If you are lucky you may even see the Pohutu Geyser erupting. You then double back and either follow the arrows back to the start or look for the markers to head to the upper lookout. Once you have descended from the lookout continuing on this trail will bring you past a small pool of bubbling mud called ‘Whanga-pipiro’.
To see the pdf version of the horse map click here: Horse Trail Map