The trails were developed by downhill world masters champ, Clive Fail. The Tauranga City Council provided the land —3km up Oropi Road from State Highway 29 —and various companies and the Department of Corrections were involved in constructing the trails that provide plenty of challenge (there are some expert sections with wooden ramps, etc).
Pull into the carpark on the righthand side of the road, and follow the signs. Cycle access only is also available off Joyce Road. Mountain-bikers can also use the 7km Waikareao Estuary Walkway but must give way to walkers. Maps are available from Tauranga i-SITE Visitor Centre for $2.