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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
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 8, 2021
      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
      37
      Photos
      65
      Ridden Counter
      869

      Popular Rainbow Mountain Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      • 0 rides
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      Photos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Sep 15, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Sep 15, 2020
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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
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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 3:15pm
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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:24pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      Videos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      Rainbow fail
      0:16 | 160 | Dec 27, 2016
      Heli Biking in Whistler on Rainbow Mt
      3:30 | 196 | Nov 13, 2016
      Heli Drop - Rainbow Mountain Whistler
      6:20 | 667 | Aug 13, 2015
      Heli biking trip 2014
      4:27 | 2903 | Oct 12, 2014
      Helibike/Polar Bear Swim Combo
      0:28 | 347 | Jul 8, 2014
      Go Native Enduro - Rotorua, New Zealand
      4:15 | 2551 | Jan 20, 2014
      Episode 12 - Heli-Ride on Rainbow Mountain
      4:01 | 351 | Dec 8, 2013
      Rainbow Mountain, Rotorua - Head over heels...
      17 | Jun 13, 2021 , Rotorua

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      Mar 26, 2021
      IdealMarkWestBike
      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 8:50pm
      Mar 25, 2021
      IdealKrisOD RTT Trail maintenance, DC, JC, AF

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1364208Gixxer73wishlisttrailRainbow Mountain Summit Track and 1 more
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:44pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #1468262nzmbjamieaddvideoRainbow Mountain, Rotorua - Head over heels for this one!
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 1:26am
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #2568442ChurhuahuavotetrailRainbow Mountain Summit Track
      May 15, 2021 @ 10:38pm
      May 15, 2021
      user #1266050finn-lloydaddvideoMassive Descent at Rainbow Mountain | Rotorua trail preview
      May 12, 2021 @ 12:06am
      May 12, 2021
      user #2255333JancaesriddentrailRainbow Mountain Summit Track and 1 more
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 7:47pm
      Apr 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1563137KrisODreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)3 Thank you - RTT
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 7:22pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      user #331356mackgtrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)Highly recommend riding this trail if you are...
      Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:17pm
      Feb 25, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Whakarewarewa Forest 49 64 21 711.8 km
      Te Ara Ahi 213.9 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 1 4 5 517.1 km
      Onepu Mountain Bike Park 6 526.7 km
      Cougar MTB Park 6 2026.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #1,565#6465361678
      E-Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #409#272623
      Hike11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #1,944#652580
      Trail Running11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #1,950#662510
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