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.
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 AssociationRotorua Trails Trust (rotoruatrailstrust.co.nz)
More Stats for Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,102 ft
Altitude min1,223 ft
Altitude max2,325 ft
Altitude start2,325 ft
Altitude end1,223 ft
Distance climb1,057 ft
Distance down1.3 miles
Distance flat473 ft
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Te Ranga... Trail Reports
Jun 4, 2016 @ 11:40pmJun 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 @ 2:26pmMar 14, 2016
|reporter Top section getting blown out, could do with some tidying to stop future water damage and rutting.|
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