14.9 miles
Distance
2,296 ft
Climb
-2,289 ft
Descent
760 ft
High Point

One of the longest loops you can do without riding the same track twice.

Detailed Description
Big Tall John's Big Long Loop is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near New Plymouth. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 77 trails. This route climbs 2,296 ft with a max elevation of 760 ft then descends -2,289 ft.
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30 Reviews & Comments

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roaming (Jan 2, 2023 at 21:02)
Trail Sinclairs
Has a nice stream crossing where my dog could drink and swim
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roaming (Jan 2, 2023 at 21:02)
Trail Sinclairs
Has a nice stream crossing where my dog could drink and swim
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 1:25)
Trail Ridgery Doo
Pincy and tight climb trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:42)
Trail Cash Flow
Tight berms and fast flow. End part is a fast rough exit
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:16)
Trail Lawsons Loop
Mainly flat and not too flowy
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:16)
Trail Lawsons Loop
Mainly flat and not too flowy
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 22:24)
Tight alternate entry
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:55)
Trail Kiwi Mid
Mix of climbing and decending on this trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:55)
Trail Kiwi Mid
Mix of climbing and decending on this trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:52)
Trail Fantail
A rocky and tight trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:24)
Trail To Kiwi Mid
Linking rocky track with a few corners to kiwi mid
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:24)
Trail To Kiwi Mid
Linking rocky track with a few corners to kiwi mid
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:23)
Trail Crash Gordon
Rocky and technical x-country loop
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:06)
Tight sections and muddy trail in winter
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 20:44)
Trail Kiwi Lo
a trail with a few line options to get back to the main loop
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 20:44)
Trail Kiwi Lo
a trail with a few line options to get back to the main loop
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 20:28)
Trail Sinclairs
Slippery and rough but fast trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 20:28)
Trail Sinclairs
Slippery and rough but fast trail
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 19:31)
Flowy trail linking to other ridge tracks and to extend Million Dollar X-Country track exercise times
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 19:31)
Flowy trail linking to other ridge tracks and to extend Million Dollar X-Country track exercise times
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camerontod (Dec 24, 2021 at 13:52)
The climb is pretty short, sharp, and intense, but the drop is fun. Watch out for slippery roots on the way up!
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camerontod (Dec 24, 2021 at 13:52)
The climb is pretty short, sharp, and intense, but the drop is fun. Watch out for slippery roots on the way up!
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graeme-mtb (Mar 17, 2021 at 12:18)
Trail S'up
This trail is currently closed while forestry operations are in progress, along with Mandatory Power Play, Buzz Cut and Stumpy's Mayhem. The forestry work will most likely be going on all March 2021.
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graeme-mtb (Mar 17, 2021 at 12:18)
Trail S'up
This trail is currently closed while forestry operations are in progress, along with Mandatory Power Play, Buzz Cut and Stumpy's Mayhem. The forestry work will most likely be going on all March 2021.
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Georgemingham (Jan 5, 2020 at 1:32)
Trail Kiwi Kid's
Great kids and family trail winding through the trees
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Georgemingham (Jan 5, 2020 at 1:32)
Trail Kiwi Kid's
Great kids and family trail winding through the trees
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Nigelparis (Jul 21, 2018 at 21:59)
Trail Pork Pie
Mud holes have been taken out
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Nigelparis (Jul 21, 2018 at 21:59)
Trail Pork Pie
Mud holes have been taken out
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Wisey12 (Jun 16, 2017 at 14:00)
Awesome fun ride, thanks heaps trailpro
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Wisey12 (Jun 16, 2017 at 14:00)
Awesome fun ride, thanks heaps trailpro
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Big Tall John's Big Long Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    435 ft
  • Altitude start
    608 ft
  • Altitude end
    617 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.2%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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