The Timber Trail joins two old logging tramways running from Pureora southwards toward Ongarue, crossing 35 bridges incl. 5 suspension bridges. The trail stretches for 85 kms through four ecological areas, showcasing remnants of the great forests that once dominated this remote area. It's a fantastic ride, undoubtedly one of the North Island's best. First day 45 kms - very muddy ride. 2nd day - much easier 55 km ride with 14 kms of downhill. Memorabilia has been left behind in the bush & there are lots of history placards, giving you an idea of the hard conditions the bushmen faced. Best part of the trail is the incredible network of very stable suspension bridges built to get across ravines & rivers. The Ongarue Spiral is well worth taking the time to stop & read the history of how it was built.