One of Whakarewarewa forest's originals and if there is an iconic trail this is The One. Highly recommended for families and beginners. Mostly flat flowing trail with good berms, great introduction to riding for first timers or a warm/up down for more experienced riders. Popular for families with wide tracks to overtake slower riders.
Like all the trails rebuilt and revamped after extensive forestry operations, the brief was to retain the shape, style and length of the original. It was also important that the trail remained what it has always been: family-friendly and also a fast, flat workout for the experienced riders. Success!
The series of well-engineered berms at the start of The Dipper is now better, evened-out and faster. WICKED – put the hammer down and see if you can lose those following. The revamped trail features more rollers, jumps (safely tabled topped, so you can roll then) and even more berms.
The actual Dipper feature is an optional 'hard line' now, with two easier lines around it keeping the entire trail within a grade 2 classification.
Pop out after the Dipper (which is where you came into the trail) onto Pohaturoa Rd or keep going and there are more berms after this. Including The Big Berm built by the Corrections guys 15 years ago. They also did some major maintenance on this in November 2009.
The Big Berm was groomed in the revamp and is still a major fun factor on the trail. The following section looping through the mature Douglas Fir has been tidied up with increased flow and the occasional smooth table top jump.
Starts off Pohaturoa Rd near the intersection of Nursery Rd.
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More Stats for Dipper mountain bike trail
Altitude change-43 ft
Altitude min1,115 ft
Altitude max1,163 ft
Altitude start1,159 ft
Altitude end1,115 ft
Distance climb195 ft
Distance down944 ft
Distance flat3,745 ft
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Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
Routes with this trail
|WHAKA100 Official 2016 race||64.7 miles|
|Whaka 100 2016 race||61.3 miles|
|Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (mid Course) race||13.9 miles|
|Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) race||25.5 miles|
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