Keep up to date with the latest information about trail maintenance, closures and detours.
Exciting upgrades are starting at Black Bridge underpass areas. Read more...
Exciting upgrades are starting at Black Bridge this week. Construction underway to make the underpass areas easier to find, safer and more attractive. We need your help while construction takes place. If you can avoid using the underpass area on the ‘Havelock North’ side these coming weeks please do so, if not then follow all signage and make sure you cross the road safely. It will be open on weekend. We hope to have finished in time for you to try on the Big Easy at Easter. Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation.
24/08/18 Partial closure of Puketapu Loop - avoid Waiohiki/Vicarage Rd side. Read more....
An exciting upgrade requires us to close part of the trail while work takes place. From next Monday please avoid one side of the Puketapu Loop. Avoid the section from Waiohiki Marae to Vicarage Road and the bridge. Don't worry you can still reach the Pub for lunch from EIT side. Weather permitting it should only be closed from Monday 27th to Friday 31st Aug. Thanks for your understanding.
20/07/18 Avoid Water Ride from Bayview to Ahuriri Lagoon due to Watchman Road road works. Read more.....
NZTA and Higgins are hard out finishing Watchman Road upgrades, so we recommend avoiding this section of the Water Ride this weekend. (From Bayview to Ahuriri Lagoon) If you do go, beware of gravel sections and detours in place while the trail gets an upgrade. Looking forward to it being finished and pencil in the official opening on Sunday Sept 16th!
22/6/18 Puketapu Loop will be open this afternoon. Read more...
This week has seen a huge effort by our team to get the trails back in shape and riding better than before. The Puketapu Loop will be open from this afternoon and is still looking beautiful in autumn splendor. With a forecast for sunshine and 18 degrees on Sunday, riding Hawke's Bay trails this weekend is looking fantastic.
Note: One section of trail is still damaged. This is the Waitangi Regional Park 'Star Compass Loop' - you can still ride the concrete trails between Clive and Awatoto but the scenic loop is under repair.
14/6/18 Puketapu Loop and Waitangi Regional park trails damaged. Read more...
Our team have been out checking the extent of the flooding and damage to Hawke’s Bay Trails. Sadly, both Puketapu Loop (Tutaekuri River) and Waitangi Regional Park have been the worst hit with whole sections of trail scoured out. We recommend you stay away from the Puketapu loop and the Waitangi loop while we repair to a ridable trail again. The river silt is very slippery and trail surface uneven in damaged areas. The Water Ride between Bayview and Airport is still flooded. Please avoid these sections of the trails this weekend and DO NOT ENTER Closed sections. If while riding the trails you find other damage please contact via www.hbtrails.nz contact us page. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Trail damage photos.
12/6/18 - Sub Tropical Low causing flooding. Read more...
Due to the sub tropical low, we are experiencing high winds and lashings of rain. The stop banks are doing a great job of controlling rising river levels but there is surface flooding, so please avoid the trails.
We suggest you try a spin class indoors - instead of a ride :)
30/05/18 Puketapu Loop - temp closure. Read more...
PUKETAPU LOOP is CLOSED on one side only, from Puketapu to Redclyffe Bridge. From Monday 11th June to Friday 29th June 2018.
For your safety, due to large trucks and falling trees please avoid this section of trail. It is strictly CLOSED on weekdays.
Tree felling occurring between Redclyffe Recycling Station and Redclyffe Bridge, near Otatara Pā.
The Puketapu Loop will be OPEN only on weekends. Our apologies and thanks for your understanding.
11/05/18 AirNZ Hawke's Bay Marathon on this weekend on the Trails. Read more....
Please remember to avoid on Saturday morning the following sections of trails:
- Brookfield's Bridge to Awatoto/Waitangi
- Waitangi to Pakowhai Park and onto Ormond Road
Or head down and show your friendly support to the 4000+ participants.
13/04/18 Marine Parade - Use caution as trucks working near trail. Read more...
Napier City Council is removing soil from McLean park and spreading it under the Norfolk pines, on a section of Marine Parade. The area starts approximately from the Pump Park (100km speed zone) and heads towards Awatoto. There are numerous truck movements in this area, please use caution, common sense and stay on the trail. Remember trucks have very limited visibility, if you can't see the truck driver looking at you - he won't be able to see you. This area is taped off but please keep dogs and children away. It's expected to take 2-3 weeks depending on weather and ideally finished by the end of April. Thank you for your understanding.
5/04/18 Wineries Ride - earth works, please use caution. Read more...
Just a heads up if you are planning on riding The Wineries ride this weekend- we have some trail work on Ngatarawa Road, near Roy’s Hill. Please use caution in this area.
8/3/18 Rising river levels - please avoid underpass areas
TRAIL STATUS UPDATE
We are experiencing high rainfall in the region and seeing rising river levels. Clive river is flooding at the carpark- please avoid. If you are riding we recommend avoiding Clive and Awatoto underpass areas. If not sure check in with Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Facebook page. Hopefully the sun will back out on Saturday.
We are excited to see work starting on Clive bridge underpass areas - thanks to NZTA team.
Please be patient while works are in progress, the end result will be much easier and safer. Please ensure you follow the signs and instructions while riding during this period. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
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