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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
      Rainbow Mountain Car Park google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 7, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      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
      54
      Photos
      82
      Ridden Counter
      987

      Popular Rainbow Mountain Mountain Biking Trails

      Photos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 2:47pm
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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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      21 |
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:24pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      Videos of Rainbow Mountain Mountain Bike

      Rainbow fail
      0:16 | 168 | Dec 27, 2016
      Heli Biking in Whistler on Rainbow Mt
      3:30 | 198 | Nov 13, 2016
      Heli Drop - Rainbow Mountain Whistler
      6:20 | 669 | Aug 13, 2015
      Heli biking trip 2014
      4:27 | 2904 | Oct 12, 2014
      Helibike/Polar Bear Swim Combo
      0:28 | 348 | Jul 8, 2014
      Go Native Enduro - Rotorua, New Zealand
      4:15 | 2554 | Jan 20, 2014
      Episode 12 - Heli-Ride on Rainbow Mountain
      4:01 | 352 | Dec 8, 2013
      Rainbow Mountain and Kerosene Creek
      5:18 | 58 | Mar 27, 2022 , Rotorua

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 2:13pm
      Jun 7, 2022
      Wet Tree Cleared CK/AFTracyRTT RTT
      Rainbow Mountain Summit Track
      Dec 29, 2021 @ 8:18am
      Dec 29, 2021
      IdealThe uphill is pushing great! The return...nzedd

      Activity Feed

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      user #2759062TracyRTTaddreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 2:18pm
      Jun 7, 2022
      user #2044477tknzvotetrailRainbow Mountain Summit Track
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 12:34am
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #2044477tknzaddreportTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 12:31am
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #2044477tknzriddentrailTe Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 12:30am
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #2981970SarahG123wishlistrouteVolcanic Epic - Stage 4 (Waimangu Valley to Lake Rotorua) Provisional
      May 31, 2022 @ 12:25am
      May 31, 2022

      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 52 64 22 711.8 km
      Te Ara Ahi 313.9 km
      Skyline - Rotorua 1 4 5 517.1 km
      Onepu Mountain Bike Park 8 6 226.7 km
      Cougar MTB Park 6 19 126.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #2,029#7582532760
      E-Bike23 miles1,227 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      #623#3641133
      Hike11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #2,127#663185
      Trail Running11 mile59 ft676 ft856 ft
      #2,126#663117
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: kyleMichel, RTT, ArikiT
      • #4669 - 7,857 views
      • rainbow mountain activity log | embed map of Rainbow Mountain mountain bike trails | rainbow mountain mountain biking points of interest

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