PAN PAC ESKDALE MTB PARK

ESKDALEmtbPARK-blackJust 10 minutes drive north of Napier on the East Coast of the North Island, one of New Zealand’s largest and very highly regarded Mountain Bike Parks is located.
Set within the privately owned, productive working, Pan Pac ‘Tangoio’ Forest is the Hawkes Bay Mountain Bike Club’s purpose built facility, known internationally as
Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park“.

PAN PAC ESKDALE MTB PARK STATUS:

  • Tait Block = CLOSED (logging) – 300ha
  • Waipunga Block = OPEN (scheduled to be logged early 2018, hence lack of trail signage) – 370ha; approx 35km trails
  • Replanted Block = CLOSED (waste thinning operations) – 210ha; approx 8.5km trails – lots more planned to build
  • Mill Block = OPEN (Tinker Rd is permanently out-of-bounds) – 317ha;  approx 35km trails
  • Pakuratahi Block = CLOSED (until further notice; available for events only) – 560ha;  1 x DH track


RideNZ-image290m of elevation at the highest peak allows tremendous views across the Bay and plenty of scope for a huge variety of trails, currently with approx 78km of purpose-built cross-country, freeride and downhill trails, plus over 55km of quiet forestry roads and 4×4 tracks to cater for all levels of rider ability – from the novice beginner through to the experienced professional. Refer to the above notice for which areas are currently closed.

Enquiries about these trails, please contact the HBMTBC Parks Manager – Ross Mepham, 022 544 0069, or ross.parks@nowmail.co.nz

 

In an Emergency – If you have a serious accident that requires an ambulance to get into the Waipunga, Replanted, Mill or Pakuratahi blocks, then you need to send someone to the Pan Pac Mill Security Gates to get a gate key to let the ambulance in.

RESCUE LABELS: You will find a rescue ID label on all track signs and map boards, each with a unique ID# and a GPS point. These ID# are marked on a trail map that are in every Ambulance in the district & the rescue chopper – meaning you only need to give the ID# to locate where an injured rider is. Note – mobile reception is a bit non-existent in the lower /valley areas of the forest.

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TRAIL DETAILS:

TRAIL NAME & STATUS

Beginner

LENGTH

VIDEO

Merv’s 
Whippitt
1.0km
0.8km
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 Easy
Boulder
Thistle
Fenceline
Ridgeline
Eskview
Gateway
Boars Nest
Dragonfly
Lorax
Shags Landing  
Escalator
Smooth Operator
Rooster
Blowhole – CLOSED
Snoopy 
0.8km
0.8km
0.5km
0.7km
1.4km
1.0km
0.8km
1.0km
1.3km
1.4km
1.1km
1.8km
0.2km
1.1km
1.0km
video
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video
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video
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 Intermediate
Lower Magog 
Luge 

Klingon 

Bolt 

Swoosh
Swoosh2
Tinker 

Skyline – CLOSED

Mint 

Mr Whippy
Grand Traverse 

Sleepy Hollow
Tumeke
Stingray 

Tigger
Wonky Donkey 

Centipede
Oliver’s Twist
Rollie – CLOSED
Dun’n’Dusted
Fat Mans Doom 
1.1km
2.4km
1.2km
0.8km
0.9km
0.4km
2.15km
0.8km
1.2km
1.1km
3.1km
0.9km
0.7km
0.9km
0.5km
1.8km
0.6km
1.6km
0.5km
0.9km
1.2km
video
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video
video
video
video
video
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video
video
video
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video
video
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 Advanced
Upper Magog
Cliff-Face
Minefield – CLOSED
Sweeper – CLOSED
Voltage – CLOSED
Spoon 
Cannonbal Lector – CLOSED
Northface
1.5km
0.6km
2.0km
2.0km
1.0km
1.5km
2.0km
2.7km
video
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video
video
video
video
video
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Expert
Hi-Roller
Local DH
Upper Apex
Rocket
Pakuratahi DH – Events Only
Crispy Chips
Wish U Were Here
Learn 2 Fly
Tardis
1.8km
1.5km
1.0km
1.2km
1.5km
0.85km
1.1km
0.5km
0.85km
video
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video
video
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CARPARKextn-2016

Mill Block Carpark including new extension

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