2 miles
Distance
246 ft
Climb
-613 ft
Descent
830 ft
High Point

Starts with an old bully track that turns into a quick gravel sprint before dropping into Douglas Drop for some twisty singletrack. Douglas Drop drops straight into Shoelace trail where you're gonna have to get pedalling! A efw ups and downs, a skinny bridge, then a quick sprint down the lower section of Bluff to the finish.

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Trails in Route

Firewood Rd2,247 ft
Douglas Drop2,051 ft
Firewood Rd62 ft
River Rd115 ft
Shoelace2,438 ft
Bluff1,808 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for AES Stage 5 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -366 ft
  • Altitude min
    366 ft
  • Altitude start
    737 ft
  • Altitude end
    371 ft
  • Grade
    -4.198%
  • Grade max
    -41.991%
  • Grade min
    39.134%
  • Distance climb
    2,531 ft
  • Distance down
    5,273 ft
  • Distance flat
    790 ft
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      Shoelace Trail,  Northland, NZ
      Shoelace Trail, Northland, NZ
      trail: Shoelace
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Douglas Drop
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 2:17am
      Apr 21, 2019
      Riding really well after the recent enduro, with a few more exposed roots in places. Exit has changed slightly to better align with Shoelace and to avoid exiting onto River Rd at speed. reporter
      Bluff
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 5:54pm
      Feb 27, 2019
      Trail recently cleared. All sweet to ride
      Shoelace
      Feb 22, 2019 @ 8:15pm
      Feb 22, 2019
      All good now - has been cleared
      more reports »
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