Tree Trunk Gorge

Discover ancient beech forest and cross clear alpine rivers as you ride the beautiful Tree Trunk Gorge trail.






1 – 3 days


The Tree Trunk Gorge trail lies an hour south of Taupo off the Desert Road. The trail takes you into the depths of a beautiful beech forest, across rivers and out to the Pillars of Hercules. From here you can turn around and ride back the same way again, or you can push through a somewhat less developed track to the main highway, then ride back a couple of kilometres to where you started. This single-track trail is lots of fun and will challenge your mountain biking skills.

Maps are available from the Department of Conservation or Taupo and Turangi i-Sites.