Reply To: Waikato Ride Outs
As a Kopuku rd native I can tell you all three Forest’s can get busy over the weekends. The 35 Years I’ve spent riding in there was mainly on weekdays, in the late afternoon, early evenings. So West division is for the Hunters and Horse’s..the Main Headquaters is frequently occupied with Greg Power with his trail rides and trail maintenance (Easily penetrated at the top of Ferndale road). The East side (Okaeria rd heading to the S.H) is usually host to Rally Driving Experience on the weekends, is heavily fortified and is home to one of the best trail’s in all of the Forestry which leads to the base of the famous “Bald Hill” (Bald Hill” is that perfectly form hill you can see on the Wearanga skyline as you head out of Te Kauwhata) The Trail leading to Bald hill is gnarly and challenging but easily conquered on an adventure bike with knobbies. Get to the top of Bald Hill and you are blessed with amazing 360 views. People obviously go up there on a semi regular basis judging by names and dates etched into the Trig Station. Some of the dates etched into to rocks up there go back to the 1800’s!