Hamsterley Forest - Black Trail

This is the most strenuous and technically challenging waymarked mountain bike trail in Hamsterley Forest. It sports steep technical climbs, smooth contouring single track and some superb rooty descents. This character stays with the trail for its entire length and boasts some great natural riding that will challenge even the best cross country bikers. It starts from the forest drive just beyond the visitor centre.


Hamsterley Forest (NZ091312 / DL13 3QH).


11 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking

Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Shop
  • Toilets