1.6 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-1,189 ft
Descent
00:18:08
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Te Ranga
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #391
  • Year Opened
    2012

The Rainbow Mountain Trail is a mix of rock and native bush - magnificent - and the views from the top are sensational.

Well worth the steep and technical climb up (Te Tihi O Ruru) - and so is the grade 4 downhill that follows (Te RangaTrail) that will thrill and challenge your skills.

Kersosene Creek is close and so you can wallow in a hot pool at the end of the ride.

Access Info

Rainbow Mountain lies 26 km south-east of Rotorua, beside SH 5 (the Rotorua-Taupo highway). Approaching from Rotorua the carpark is situated just past the turnoff for SH 38 (the Murupara/ Waikeremoana highway), on the left-hand side of the road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,102 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,223 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,325 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,325 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,223 ft
  • Grade
    -13.11%
  • Grade max
    -42.241%
  • Grade min
    30.187%
  • Distance climb
    1,057 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    473 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:08
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on Jun 4, 2016
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Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Te Ranga... Trail Reports

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Jun 4, 2016 @ 11:40pm
Jun 4, 2016
An awesome trail from the top of the mountain and At the top there are some big ruts but the trail has lots of flow but it is a bit wet in some...
Mar 14, 2016 @ 2:26pm
Mar 14, 2016
reporter Top section getting blown out, could do with some tidying to stop future water damage and rutting.
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