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  • Ideal
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Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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      The Worlds Best Trails? It's a bold claim.
      However, the thousands of locals and visitors who ride the Rotorua and Whakarewarewa trail network every year will all tell you they are a fantastic place to mountain bike.
      In a country with some great mountain biking, this 180-kilometre trail network on the southern outskirts of the city are some of the finest. And research confirms the significant role they play in the lifestyle and economy of Rotorua with millions of dollars flowing in every year. The trails have evolved over the years with a lot of people involved in building, maintaining and developing them.
      -Ride Rotorua
      source: Ride Rotorua
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      Region Details
      • 65
      • 13
      • 55
      • 69
      • 9
      • 24
      • 12
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      278
      Trails Mountain Bike
      266
      Trails E-Bike
      263
      Trails Hike
      104
      Trails Trail Running
      106
      Trails Horse
      28
      Total Distance
      255 miles
      Total Descent
      53,429 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,575 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,493 ft
      Reports
      7,225
      Photos
      3,426
      Ridden Counter
      177,850
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Rotorua Mountain Bike

      29 |
      May 19, 2021 @ 12:47am
      May 19, 2021
      trail: Mossy Loop
      14 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 8:16pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: Mossy Loop
      8 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 8:16pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: Mossy Loop
      15 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 8:16pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      120 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      90 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      405 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      514 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017

      Videos of Rotorua Mountain Bike

      EPIC SURGEON TABLE CRASH
      218 | May 22, 2021
      Ride or Die V2
      274 | Mar 31, 2021
      Failed bail to nose case of doom
      | Mar 14, 2021
      The MOA Man
      188 | Feb 6, 2021
      Stream crossing, SSWC2010
      trail: Rosebank
      234 | Nov 28, 2020
      Road gap train
      trail: Mr Black
      0:17 | 358 | Oct 18, 2020
      coming up short
      0:07 | 132 | Sep 20, 2020
      roto
      1:15 | 719 | Jul 17, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dragon's Tail
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 11:42pm
      2 hours
      DryKrisOD RTT Tree down on Dragons Tail. Quite large, ...
      Double Down
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 6:36pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      DryAdmansevenTree down before wall ride
      Piglet
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 8:02pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      WetChellembirdVery big deep puddle at the intersection...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Grinder
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      7 hours
      Variablezachbonetti-nz
      Challenge DH
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:47pm
      7 hours
      Idealzachbonetti-nz
      Arepa (uphill section)
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:45pm
      7 hours
      Idealzachbonetti-nz
      Taura
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 7:17pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      VariablerockrollTree was cleared May 31
      Homeward Bound
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 5:05pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealevilroyslade RTT Finished drainage
      Dipper
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 7:54pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      IdealMgokhru
      Billy T
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      DryWrinkley Raking, drainage and general tidy up...
      Hemo Gorge Trail
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Idealricksta007
      Red Tank Road
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Idealricksta007
      Up to Tumeke and Tuteata
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Wetricksta007Mud getting more prevelant

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1563137KrisODaddreportDragon's Tail
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 11:42pm
      1 hours
      user #1767522rockrolladdreportBe Rude Not To
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 9:53pm
      3 hours
      user #1727355zachbonetti-nzaddreportArepa (uphill section) and 2 more
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:45pm
      7 hours
      user #1563401EvoCyclesadddirectoryEvo Cycles Rotorua
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 3:18am
      22 hours
      user #2746221efalandarriddentrailTe Pou Koropū Return (Black House Loop)
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 11:07pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1446870AdmansevenreportTauraYep, a couple of Tuesdays ago. Not sure whats...
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 11:53pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #1767522rockrollreportTauraHow old is the photo? Looks like the tree I...
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 9:55pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #390017evilroysladereportYellow Brick RoadAdded more width
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #1563137KrisODreportUpper CornersThank you!
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 3:28am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #2485488RinkleyRoddersreportUpper CornersTree across trail removed today, Murray T...
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 2:31am
      Jun 8, 2021

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Skyline - Rotoruabike parkRotorua
      Whakarewarewa Forestbike parkRotorua
      Dodzy Skills Parkskill parkRotorua
      Rotorua BMX Trackskill parkRotorua
      Te Papa o Te Kauri BMX Trackskill parkRotorua

      Pinkbike Articles

      Apr 17, 2020
      Video: Railing &amp; Roosting in the Rotorua Redwoods Video: Railing & Roosting in the Rotorua Redwoods
      ADU Industries welcomes 23-year-old Liam Brierly to the team with this welcome edit.
      Mar 24, 2020
      Video: Joe Breeden's Crankworx Rotorua DH Race Run Video: Joe Breeden's Crankworx Rotorua DH Race Run
      4th place with a lay down for Polygon's new British recruit
      Mar 18, 2020
      Video: Behind the Scenes With Tomas Lemoine at Crankworx Rotorua Video: Behind the Scenes With Tomas Lemoine at Crankworx Rotorua
      Speed and style and slopestyle made up an action-packed week for Lemoine.
      Mar 9, 2020
      Bike Check: George Brannigan's Propain Rage Mullet Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2020 Bike Check: George Brannigan's Propain Rage Mullet Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
      George Brannigan's new bike in all its glory.
      Feb 11, 2019
      Destination Showcase: Rotorua, New Zealand Destination Showcase: Rotorua, New Zealand
      What to do if you have four days in Rotorua, New Zealand.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike266229 miles48,766 ft108 miles1,575 ft
      #12#13,1737,07914859,796
      E-Bike263228 miles48,524 ft107 miles1,575 ft
      #4#176,359271,801
      Hike104145 miles18,799 ft59 miles1,575 ft
      #151#61345,351373
      Trail Running106145 miles18,855 ft59 miles1,575 ft
      #148#6965,36831,787
      Horse2840 miles5,459 ft16 miles1,243 ft
      #148#1162,38810
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