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      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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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 22, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      1
      Trails Trail Running
      1
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,228 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,108 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,338 ft
      Reports
      75
      Photos
      91
      Ridden Counter
      1,150

      Popular Rainbow Mountain Mountain Biking Trails

      Photos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

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      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:06pm
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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 2:47pm
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      Nov 7, 2019 @ 12:50pm
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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Nov 3, 2019

      Videos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      Rainbow fail
      0:16 | 172 | Dec 27, 2016
      Heli Biking in Whistler on Rainbow Mt
      3:30 | 201 | Nov 13, 2016
      Heli Drop - Rainbow Mountain Whistler
      6:20 | 675 | Aug 13, 2015
      Heli biking trip 2014
      4:27 | 2907 | Oct 12, 2014
      Helibike/Polar Bear Swim Combo
      0:28 | 348 | Jul 8, 2014
      Go Native Enduro - Rotorua, New Zealand
      4:15 | 2555 | Jan 20, 2014
      Episode 12 - Heli-Ride on Rainbow Mountain
      4:01 | 353 | Dec 8, 2013
      Rainbow Mountain and Kerosene Creek
      5:18 | 209 | Mar 27, 2022 , Rotorua

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 1:07pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      DryTrack getting overgrown, can still ride...Sstar
      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 1:04pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      Dry Tree down on bottom half, just above the...Sstar

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      Feb 20, 2024 @ 1:04pm
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      RoastedNutriddentrailactivity #49140764
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 7:38pm
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      Joanabw2aEIwishlisttrailactivity #46473946
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 6:24pm
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      LeoGeibelwishlistrouteactivity #45224484
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 8:26am
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      Sep 15, 2023 @ 8:01pm
      Sep 15, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      wrOQZGtrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)Great trail always worth the climb Top and...
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 11:12pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      AndrewZhlpwkreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)That’s not Michigan
      May 10, 2023 @ 6:03pm
      May 10, 2023
      KrisODreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)3 Thank you - RTT
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 7:22pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      mackgtrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)Highly recommend riding this trail if you are...
      Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:17pm
      Feb 25, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve8.1 km
      Whakarewarewa Forest 55 68 24 911.8 km
      Te Ara Ahi 313.9 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 1 4 5 517.1 km
      Okere Falls Scenic Reserve21.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #2,558#8691742878
      E-Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #948#4664169
      Hike11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #2,612#7240113
      Trail Running11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #2,620#723928
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: kyleMichel, RTT, Cha1ky, KrisOD, Rotorua-Trails-Trust
      • #4669 - 10,351 views

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