4,513 ft
68 ft
-207 ft
Avg time

Dragon's Tail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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Undulating and flowing, the hardpack surface is fast rolling. Able to be ridden slowly with no difficult features. Still lots of fun to ride fast and link up the turns at warp speed.

Turn right as you enter a clearing about half way down the trail, to roll through a great sequence of berms.
(If you were to take the left hand fork when you see the clearing and berms you would be on Te Ara Puna trail which climbs to a high point then drops through a tight bermed section to a clearing and a forest road that takes you to the Duck Pond on Larch Rd.)

After the berms on Dragon's Tail there is more fast and flowy singletrack before hitting some challenging little pinch climbs into tight switchbacks towards the end.
Like most trails, this will be one that really rewards riding it a lot - as you get to know it, it just gets faster and better. Take care at the exits on to Red Tank Rd. There are several options including a couple of steep chutes that take you (very quickly) onto Red Tank Rd.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

This runs from Red Tank Rd with the entrance on the left hand side not far down from Bunny Jugs (and Be Rude Not To)

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More Stats for Dragon's Tail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -139 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,368 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,320 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    441 ft
  • Distance down
    2,504 ft
  • Distance flat
    916 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 28, 2016
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Oct 2, 2012 @ 6:53am
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Dragon's Tail, Rotorua

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