13.9 miles
3,128 ft
-2,488 ft
2,531 ft
High Point

2W Enduro #3 - Start to first two stages (Stages E and A). Climb up to top of Tawa Rd then do Stage E. Scenic link around to start of Stage A, and finally the long haul climb back to the top of Tawa Road. Approx 22km loop and 1300m climbing

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2W Enduro 3 - 1 Stages E & A to start of D is a 14 mile intermediate race route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 24 trails. This route climbs 3,128 ft with a max elevation of 2,531 ft then descends -2,488 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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donalduck (Jun 26, 2022 at 16:53)
Pretty good argument for making this a G5. It’s just as technical, maybe even more so than it’s G5 neighbour Te Ahi Manawa, and overall steeper.
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HagmanNZ (Jun 4, 2022 at 20:08)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
Trail is in mint condition. The trail builders have added a lot of sand to eliminate the puddles and bogs. It has reduced the technicality of the trail but after all the rain we've had recently - you can't tell cos the trail is really dry due to the sand.
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 2:00)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
A great trail with lots of technical rooty sections to challenge your skills, hats off to the zen masters that can ride it without putting a foot down or getting off to push over an obstacle.
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Ridgedidge (Apr 1, 2022 at 19:48)
Trail Bush Road
Where Bush road joins Buchanan Road it was very difficult to spot. Rode past it twice before having a really good look and then managed to find it. At this intersection it is a very narrow track. (You couldn’t drive a vehicle up it. It’s very narrow and definitely wouldn’t describe it as a Road! Further up it did widen to an overgrown 4x4 track.
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Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:42)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
Awesome trail through natives. Three parts, two that flow and mid section more cross country with some nice challenging rooty climbs
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Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:40)
Trail Kataore
The rooty steps get bigger and more gnarly as you make your way down. Very technical
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:40)
Rode this today while on our way to Shark v Eagle.
Posted as Grade 2 but I would not recommended to anybody who cannot manage grade 3. It is a knarly climb and challenging in places and probably should be a G3 when you looking at Grade 3 description. The track was otherwise in good order
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 6, 2019 at 17:20)
Trail Kataore
Awesome natural tech trail through the native forest. A must do!
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ImALittleTeaPot (Dec 30, 2017 at 21:41)
Trail Access Road
This track doesn't exist anymore
  • + 1
muttongun (Jul 7, 2016 at 1:10)
Trail Kataore
Awesome trail, had heavy rain on Wednesday, rode trail on Sunday and it was mint, not affected at all by the wet weather.

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More Stats for 2W Enduro 3 - 1 Stages E & A to start of D mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,340 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,597 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,238 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,054 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Dammit Janet
Mar 24, 2023 @ 2:33am
1 day
Open again and rebuilt after logging reporter
Tuhoto Ariki
Mar 19, 2023 @ 6:56am
Mar 19, 2023
Very wet and lots of mud holes - suggest not riding until it has had a bit of time to dry and probably some maintenance. This is the worst state I have ever seen the trail in, like it has been smashed in the middle of winter
Frontal Lobotomy
Mar 16, 2023 @ 4:01pm
Mar 16, 2023
3 hours drainage work done by the adopter
Moerangi Road
Mar 12, 2023 @ 12:37pm
Mar 12, 2023
Open after the cyclone reporter
Mar 11, 2023 @ 2:18am
Mar 11, 2023
Hard to say if it has issues or if it just a poor trail. It’s a Black trail but only because it’s not really a very good trail. Lots of steep drops on hairpin corners with exposed roots and deeply rutted channels from bike tires. It was rideable but not enjoyable. At some points we wondered if we were actually on a trail as the leaf cover was extensive and there were no other tire tracks. It doesn’t appear to be a popular trail. Unfortunately we took it to exit at Blue Lake otherwise I would not recommend it for any reason. Skip it and you will not regret it. Ride it and you might.
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