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      48km of trails from Rotorua to the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, part of Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Thermal by bike
      Willowhaven Holiday Park google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of May 2, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      1,835 ft
      Total Vertical
      926 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,858 ft
      Reports
      96
      Photos
      140
      Ridden Counter
      1,852

      Photos of Te Ara Ahi Mountain Bike

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      Dec 9, 2021

      Videos of Te Ara Ahi Mountain Bike

      Zelvy Slacker Chainguide development with...
      0:30 | 61 | May 9, 2019
      Zelvy "Slacker" Chainguide
      1:03 | 56 | Dec 14, 2018
      5050
      0:05 | 883 | Jan 13, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Te Ara Ahi - around Rainbow Mt to Kerosene Creek
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 6:44pm
      Feb 8, 2024
      DryTrack needs a good trim, especially the...mokosnappa
      Te Ara Ahi - Rainbow Mountain to Waiotapu
      Nov 28, 2023 @ 7:59pm
      Nov 28, 2023
      Dry sprayed trail by farm gate in middle to...mikethemoa
      Ngongotaha to I-Site Rotorua
      Apr 19, 2023 @ 12:07am
      Apr 19, 2023
      VariableLast section of the the trail is heavily...ALexHue
      Te Ara Ahi - Highlands Farm to Waimangu Road
      Mar 21, 2023 @ 9:42pm
      Mar 21, 2023
      Variable spot sprayed broom blackberry and grass...mikethemoa
      Te Ara Ahi - Rotorua Lake Front
      Oct 14, 2022 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 14, 2022
      DryMr-Haven MVMBC
      Te Ara Ahi - Government Gardens
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 7:43pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      Idealzachbonetti-nz

      Activity Feed

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      Apr 27, 2024 @ 12:39pm
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      Recent Comments

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      wrOQZGtrailTe Ara Ahi - around Rainbow Mt to Kerosene CreekBit overgrown at the moment toward kerosene...
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 11:10pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      TracyRTTreportTe Ara Ahi - around Rainbow Mt to Kerosene CreekHi Tim, do you have a photo of it at all?
      Dec 13, 2022 @ 3:34pm
      Dec 13, 2022
      RinkleyRoddersreportTe Ara Ahi - Highlands Farm to Waimangu RoadExcellent, went through there on Sunday,...
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 10:27pm
      Nov 15, 2021

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      Whakarewarewa Forest 57 68 24 92.1 km
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      Rainbow Mountain 113.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike924 miles1,834 ft10 miles925 ft
      #7,357#16213496234,628
      E-Bike924 miles1,834 ft10 miles925 ft
      #3,125#816854114
      Hike924 miles1,834 ft10 miles925 ft
      #6,378#14696114
      Trail Running924 miles1,834 ft10 miles925 ft
      #6,380#146961253
      • By ralley & contributors
      • Admins: kyleMichel, RTT, Cha1ky, KrisOD, Rotorua-Trails-Trust
      • #16975 - 5,917 views

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