18.5 miles
Distance
3,068 ft
Climb
-3,083 ft
Descent
2,414 ft
High Point

This looks to be the course for the 2018 3D Rotorua Multisport 30km MTB Race.

http://activeqt.co.nz/event/rotorua-multisport/#accordion-3-c7

Detailed Description
3D Rotorua Multisport 30km MTB Race is a 18 mile intermediate race route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 29 trails. This route climbs 3,068 ft with a max elevation of 2,414 ft then descends -3,083 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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RobThePom (Feb 3, 2023 at 2:17)
The second half, after Split Enz has enjoyed a lot of maintenance recently to manage all the rain we've had. It's in great condition. Thank you team, really appreciated.
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Dowser22 (Oct 6, 2022 at 23:35)
Trail Split Enz
I met a bunch of really nice riders calling themselves the Wrinkly Riders. I tagged along with them and they selected Split Enz! The trail is a lot bumpier than then I first used to ride it (before any harvesting at all). But it has handled the weather well and I had a huge smile at the bottom!
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Dowser22 (Oct 6, 2022 at 23:35)
Trail Split Enz
I met a bunch of really nice riders calling themselves the Wrinkly Riders. I tagged along with them and they selected Split Enz! The trail is a lot bumpier than then I first used to ride it (before any harvesting at all). But it has handled the weather well and I had a huge smile at the bottom!
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Dowser22 (Oct 6, 2022 at 23:35)
Trail Split Enz
I met a bunch of really nice riders calling themselves the Wrinkly Riders. I tagged along with them and they selected Split Enz! The trail is a lot bumpier than then I first used to ride it (before any harvesting at all). But it has handled the weather well and I had a huge smile at the bottom!
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:19)
Wide open steep DH sections and uphill climbs. Track is mainly wide open.
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
Trail Split Enz
So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
Trail Split Enz
So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
Trail Split Enz
So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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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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Tully01 (Sep 29, 2021 at 1:42)
Ridden today as part of the Forest Loop after recent rain and track was in excellent condition as usually, lovely picturesque bush ride
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u7A5p (Feb 5, 2021 at 16:31)
Trail Old Chevy
Done twice, level 3 too difficult. More difficult then Arepa.
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BecSimmonds (Jul 7, 2020 at 14:27)
Note: the second half of this route (also known as Pondy Skid) is completely overgrown as of 7/7/2020. Accessible going down from the end of Pondys elevator (just) but impossible going up.
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Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:53)
Awesome trail, great scenery, nice and smooth not too many roots, however wouldn't really agree with the "downhill primary" label. The first 1/2 to 2/3 is uphill, and there's a relatively short downhill after that. The return trail "Yellow Brick Road Return" is much more fun, mostly downhill and flowy. We took our 2 year old on it and he was just giggling with excitement the whole way down. Definitely a great fun trail for anyone who's new to mountain biking.
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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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GrantO (Dec 27, 2019 at 14:51)
Tree down on upper one way
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Farrar (Jan 19, 2019 at 18:04)
Sandy skid road is pond elevator, there is no road here.
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Melbnz (Jan 6, 2019 at 19:03)
Great easy ride, nice and dry recently
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thekiwi (May 20, 2018 at 21:11)
Adrian said there is going to be a slight change in MTB due to logging activities ... but this does look like the bulk of the course
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MarkWestBike (Sep 10, 2016 at 1:00)
Trail Pondy New
the tricky rooty section has a bypass now if you don't want to tackle it, and the rocky section is much easier.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Trials
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for 3D Rotorua Multisport 30km MTB Race mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,125 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,411 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -68.2%
  • Grade min
    52.7%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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