4.6 miles
Distance
1,184 ft
Climb
-683 ft
Descent
00:40:00
Avg time

Pillars of Hercules Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Track that runs from the Desert Rd, to the Pillars of Hercules gorge to Urchin Camping Ground which is also the start/or end of tree trunk gorge track.

Great fun downhill to the very impressive Gorge and rock formations of the Pillars.

NB: 12km is for there and back.

Access Info

From SH 1 (Desert Rd) heading south from Turangi 2 km's past Kaimanawa Rd. You come to a very sharp S bend in the road on the left is a small space bigger enough to park a car or 2. This is the top of the Pillars of Hercules track.

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More Stats for Pillars of Hercules mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    502 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,140 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,700 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,192 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,694 ft
  • Grade
    2.071%
  • Grade max
    -64.584%
  • Grade min
    49.976%
  • Distance climb
    3.0 miles
  • Distance down
    1.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,547 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:00
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