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

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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