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      Rainbow Mountain is the home of a technically challenging mountain bike ride. Rainbow Mountain gets it's name from the multi coloured soil that is the result of minerals found in this geothermal area. The mountain bike track loop ride takes riders past green volcanic lakes, steaming cliff faces, red and yellow thermal banks, ancient native trees, thermal pools, and interesting plants that grow in the thermal soil.

      The 10km mountain bike loop track is very technical and suitable for advanced riders only. This mountain bike loop track consists of 3 parts:

      Te Tihi O Ruru - the uphill section
      Te Ranga - the downhill section
      Te Ara Ahi - the traverse at the bottom
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      4
      Total Distance
      8.1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3.5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,186 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,429 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,206 ft
      Reports
      6
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      134

      Popular Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Te Ara Ahi
      Mar 14, 2016 @ 2:23pm
      Mar 14, 2016
      Still overgrown when we rode it on the 9th.

      Photos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

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      12 |
      Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:46pm
      Dec 26, 2016
      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
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      16 |
      Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:43pm
      Dec 26, 2016
      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      76 |
      Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:21pm
      Sep 14, 2016
      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
      68 |
      Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:21pm
      Sep 14, 2016
      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
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      Videos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      Rainbow fail
      0:16 | 18 | Dec 27, 2016
      Heli Biking in Whistler on Rainbow Mt
      3:30 | 131 | Nov 13, 2016
      Heli Drop - Rainbow Mountain Whistler
      6:20 | 263 | Aug 13, 2015
      Episode 12 - Heli-Ride on Rainbow Mountain
      4:01 | 322 | Dec 8, 2013
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      Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rainbow Mountain Route - RideSpots.com
      8.2 miles

      Recent Activity

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      user #1115547andKAVaddridelogJan 13, 2017 ride log
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 3:50pm
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      user #1081618DrChrisaddridelogDec 4, 2016 ride log
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 2:22pm
      Jan 13, 2017
      user #603002nickyzriddentrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jan 8, 2017 @ 2:07pm
      Jan 8, 2017
      user #603002nickyzvotetrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jan 8, 2017 @ 2:07pm
      Jan 8, 2017
      user #985091LordRobsonvotetrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jan 8, 2017 @ 1:49pm
      Jan 8, 2017
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Whakarewarewa Forest 30 52 20 811.8 km
      Te Ara Ahi 1 113.9 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 1 3 3 217.1 km
      Onepu Mountain Bike Park 6 426.7 km
      Cougar MTB Park 1 2126.9 km

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