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  • Icy
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Rainbow Mountain is the home of a technically challenging mountain bike ride. Rainbow Mountain gets it's name from the multi coloured soil that is the result of minerals found in this geothermal area. The mountain bike track loop ride takes riders past green volcanic lakes, steaming cliff faces, red and yellow thermal banks, ancient native trees, thermal pools, and interesting plants that grow in the thermal soil.

      The 10km mountain bike loop track is very technical and suitable for advanced riders only. This mountain bike loop track consists of 3 parts:

      Te Tihi O Ruru - the uphill section
      Te Ranga - the downhill section
      Te Ara Ahi - the traverse at the bottom
      Kerosene Creek Car Park google parking directions
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      Open on Apr 13, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,792
      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      4,252 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,298 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,338 ft
      Reports
      38
      Photos
      65
      Ridden Counter
      466

      Photos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      77 |
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Aug 28, 2018
      168 |
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Aug 28, 2018
      117 |
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Aug 28, 2018
      125 |
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Aug 28, 2018

      Videos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      Rainbow fail
      0:16 | 136 | Dec 27, 2016
      Heli Biking in Whistler on Rainbow Mt
      3:30 | 188 | Nov 13, 2016
      Heli Drop - Rainbow Mountain Whistler
      6:20 | 647 | Aug 13, 2015
      Heli biking trip 2014
      4:27 | 2902 | Oct 12, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Mill Road to Waimangu Road
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 5:55pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      Drymikethemoa Sprayed off road sectins through farmland
      Te Ara Ahi
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 5:51pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      Drymikethemoa Sprayed trail for blackberry broom and...
      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      Drymikethemoa A little dodgy with blackberry etc just...
      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      VariableSackedOutGood condition, hell of a grunt.
      Te Ara Ahi (to Highway)
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 10:41am
      Apr 6, 2019
      Drymikethemoa Sprayed road to underpass in statehighway

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1288092oamaruandyaddridelogApr 19, 2019 ride log
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      14 hours
      user #1277280MitchArmstrongaddridelogApr 18, 2019 ride log
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 9:36pm
      2 days
      user #1123637KachingaddridelogJan 27, 2018 ride log
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:03pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      user #1621283strewnryanaddridelogApr 13, 2019 ride log
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 7:19pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      user #1342165mikethemoaaddreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail) and 2 more
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 13, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Whakarewarewa Forest 32 56 22 811.8 km
      Te Ara Ahi 2 113.9 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 4 2 217.1 km
      Onepu Mountain Bike Park 6 426.7 km
      Cougar MTB Park 1 2426.9 km

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      PB News Articles

      Sep 1, 2018
      Kirt Voreis' Heli Drop on Rainbow Mountain in Whistler Kirt Voreis' Heli Drop on Rainbow Mountain in Whistler
      After the heli drops Kirt Voreis off, it's a two-foot deep powder filled bobsled run down!
      Oct 6, 2015
      Photo Epic: Heli-Biking in Northern New Zealand with JustMTB Photo Epic: Heli-Biking in Northern New Zealand with JustMTB
      We head on a heli-bike trip of a lifetime in the Northern Alps of New Zealand with JustMTB on their Native North Tour.
      Sep 28, 2015
      Photo Story: Another Fall Day In Whistler Photo Story: Another Fall Day In Whistler
      A group of friends ride up to Rainbow Mountain to see the best of Fall riding in the Whistler area.
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