1.7 miles
Distance
64 ft
Climb
-476 ft
Descent
781 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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AES Stage 5 is a 2 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Whangarei. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 64 ft with a max elevation of 781 ft then descends -476 ft.
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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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Avg time
    15 min 20 sec
  • Altitude change
    -412 ft
  • Altitude min
    369 ft
  • Altitude start
    781 ft
  • Altitude end
    371 ft
  • Grade
    -4.7%
  • Grade max
    -25%
  • Grade min
    18.5%
  • Distance climb
    1,490 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    571 ft
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Shoelace Trail,  Northland, NZ
Shoelace Trail, Northland, NZ
trail: Shoelace
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May 16, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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River Rd
Mar 30, 2024 @ 2:48pm
Mar 30, 2024
Firewood Rd
Mar 17, 2024 @ 6:53pm
Mar 17, 2024
Douglas Drop
Mar 11, 2024 @ 2:52pm
Mar 11, 2024
Shoelace
Feb 5, 2024 @ 7:45pm
Feb 5, 2024
1 annoying muddy spot, loads of trees down as per usual you can go under but it's dodgy
Bluff
Jan 20, 2024 @ 8:34pm
Jan 20, 2024
From shoelace down perfect. I believe above that point is unrideable though
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  • By David-R WMBC & contributors
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