1.5 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-943 ft
Descent
00:07:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Eagle vs Shark Trail

Eagle vs Shark Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1114
  • Year Opened
    2014

Eagle vs Shark is a beauty. Fast and flowing, mainly downhill, a bit like Corners, a hint of Split Enz and a favourite in no time flat.The trail starts at the top of Tawa Road, one of the highest points in the forest. It winds down a steep slope, facing north, ending on Windy Road (which runs close to parallel to Tarawera Road).

Access Info

Top of Tawa Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Eagle vs Shark mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -721 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,492 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,492 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.779%
  • Grade min
    47.097%
  • Distance climb
    2,051 ft
  • Distance down
    5,175 ft
  • Distance flat
    758 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:42
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (12 votes)

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Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

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Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:48am
Nov 21, 2016
bottom section closed - logging - so exit to the right just off end of downhill
Nov 9, 2016 @ 12:42am
Nov 9, 2016
Logging in progress, trail closed during the day. Trail is open after 5pm. If you are riding it, be aware the exit has moved due to logging. At...
Oct 29, 2016 @ 12:37am
Oct 29, 2016
Oct 23, 2016 @ 1:07am
Oct 23, 2016
rebuilt mid-year, corners much more banked and lots more jumps. A great ride
May 12, 2016 @ 11:47pm
May 12, 2016
Watch out for the first clearing as there looks to have been a small slide and the trail can give way toward the edge
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Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:49pm
Mar 17, 2015
Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag markbowden (Jan 27, 2015 at 22:52)
 This Track is Awesome!!!!
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  • + 1
flag googes1 (Apr 5, 2015 at 0:53)
 So much fun, the jumps flow together so well, still riding so well after all the crankworx traffic
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  • + 1
flag oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:22)
 Super fun and fast. Bit of a mish back to the shuttle though.
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Tihi o Tawa Eagle vs Shark  K2
2:12 | 277 | Apr 1, 2016 , Rotorua
Eagle vs. Shark Crash Slo-mo
0:51 | 625 | Jun 4, 2015 , Rotorua
Crankworx Rotorua 2015
3:13 | 277 | Apr 7, 2015 , Rotorua
Eagle vs Shark
4:30 | 9068 | Mar 11, 2015 , Rotorua
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