1.0 miles
135 ft
-87 ft
Avg time

The Tickler Details

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    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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The Tickler has a fast section at the start, dropping down to the creek. This section was revised in September 2012, to bypass the original entrance section. This was technical and suffered from rain and braking ruts making it harder than the grade 3 designation of the trail.

Shortly after the creek crossing there is a short but tricky pinch climb to a clearing with a few of the remaining Californian Redwoods from the orignal stand of forest. Take a moment here and keep your eyes and ears open. One of the NZ native falcons released in 2013 has been making itself at home in this area.

The next stage follows the profile and style of the original trail which was lost in the 2011 harvesting activity. It is a gradual climb from the stand of Redwoods – no steep sections, just a gradual climb that winds its way up.
Normally handles wet weather well. The occasional hard frost in the middle of winter can make it slippery as the frozen surface softens during the day.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starting from the skid site at the end of Spruce Rd (you get there via Katore Jumps or another favorite, Paddy's Run (formerly called A Trail).

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More Stats for The Tickler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    47 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,247 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,354 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,306 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,354 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,153 ft
  • Distance down
    1,352 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,798 ft
  • Avg time
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on Mar 23, 2015
Avg: 3.15 (6 votes)

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Mar 23, 2015 @ 12:48pm
Mar 23, 2015
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