Walking and Running

Summerhill has many kilometres of amazing scenic walking trails just waiting to be explored. 

The various walking trails take in areas of pasture and forest walks, native bush and creek crossings. 

From the car park, there is an easy ridgeline walk through pasture to the adjoining Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park. In this area you have the opportunity to visit historic Māori Pā Sites, and from the top of the hills you can really appreciate the absolute beauty of this amazing coastline and surrounding area. 

If you have friends or family visiting from out of the area, this is the ideal location to bring them to. They will never want to go home!

Lambing and Calving season:

Summerhill is a working sheep, cattle and forestry farm.  During the lambing and calving seasons (August to September), we invite you to visit and walk the farm to enjoy all that Spring has to offer!  During this time we ask that people are a little more careful around the animals, for yours and their safety.

Walking Conditions:

There are many walks at Summerhill that are conditioned for amblers, runners and persons of intermediate fitness. Some trails are shared with mountain bikers, so please be considerate.  Please note that, at times, the trails can become slippery and care must be taken.

Mountain Biking

With 30 km of trails, ranging from grade 3-5, there’s something for everyone at Summerhill!  Perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced riders, you’ll enjoy rolling to steep hill terrain amidst a diverse mix of native and exotic forests. 

Mountainbike Tauranga, along with the assistance of professional trail-builders, have installed many of the trails over the last 15 years. Under an agreement with the Trust, Mountainbike Tauranga must ensure all trails are built to national standards, are sign-posted and safely maintained. Please be aware that some of the trails are shared pathways, please give way to walkers and be considerate of other users.

Open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk, for your enjoyment; no booking required. Please check our news page for information on track and park closures.

Summerhill Trail Map

By clicking on the link below you will be able to download a PDF file and
view the full map and zoom in on sections as needed.

IMPORTANT: Please note that riding the Western trails (western side of Reid Road) is for Mountainbike Tauranga members only. Membership fees contribute toward building and maintaining the trail network.

If you would like to join the club to have full use of all Summerhill's trails, please use the following link;

Trail Maintenance

Trails at Summerhill are maintained by the Mountainbike Tauranga. This is an active club that regularly puts on MTB events, including an action-packed Summer Series (Junior & Senior) at Summerhill on Monday evenings during the daylight saving period.

About Mountainbike Tauranga:

We are the focus point for mountain biking in the greater Tauranga region. Looking after riders in all age groups we aim to promote the sport of mountain biking while having as much fun as possible.

For more information on the club or to join them for a Summerhill Working Bee go to...