9 miles
Distance
2,932 ft
Climb
-2,857 ft
Descent
2,493 ft
High Point

This is a fantastic loop that starts from the "Black House" parking area off of Tarawera Road. You climb three times and ride three classic challenging Rotorua Trails.

Thanks to Bike Culture for helping create this route.

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Trails in Route

Pipeline / Windy Road2,582 ft
Hill Road4,718 ft
Whāki4,816 ft
Lentil Road2,254 ft
Lentil Link479 ft
Hill Road3,527 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,809 ft
Tawa Road39 ft
Te Rua4,209 ft
Pipeline / Windy Road623 ft
Hill Road4,442 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,809 ft
Tawa Road951 ft
Billy T56 ft
Tawa Road509 ft
Tuhoto Ariki2,949 ft
Kataore3,894 ft
Feeder1,575 ft

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Black House, Advanced Trails Route - Ridespots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,421 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,497 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,572 ft
  • Grade
    0.16%
  • Grade max
    -71.942%
  • Grade min
    43.921%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,054 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
358 | 2 comments | 3 faves
50
315
Mark on Billy T
Mark on Billy T
trail: Billy T
0:16 | 192 | comments: 0 | favs:
Dec 16, 2016
Keep watching till the end!!!
Brain fade
Brain fade
trail: Billy T
0:40 | 475 | comments: 1 | favs:
Oct 4, 2016
Brain fade moment heading into the drop, no excuses all went pear shaped
Whaki June 2016
Whaki June 2016
trail: Whāki
566 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 18, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Frontal Lobotomy
Feb 22, 2018 @ 8:40am
1 days
Kataore
Feb 5, 2018 @ 10:36am
Feb 5, 2018
The trail's riding really good. Pretty dry with only the odd damp spot. Pleasantly surprised with the recent rain :)
Whāki
Jan 7, 2018 @ 7:06pm
Jan 7, 2018
Tree down after Sidewinder
Lentil Link
Jan 5, 2018 @ 6:59pm
Jan 5, 2018
Tuhoto Ariki
Jan 5, 2018 @ 6:59pm
Jan 5, 2018
About 4 trees down, still able to go around
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