8.9 miles
Distance
2,414 ft
Climb
-2,374 ft
Descent
2,533 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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Detailed Description
Black House, Advanced Trails Route - Ridespots.com is a 14275 popular expert route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 735.8 with a max elevation of 772 then descends -723.5.

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Trails in Route

Pipeline Road2,582 ft
Hill Road4,718 ft
Lentil Road2,254 ft
Lentil Link479 ft
Hill Road3,527 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,809 ft
Tawa Road39 ft
Te Rua4,209 ft
Pipeline 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
Feeder G31,575 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Black House, Advanced Trails Route - Ridespots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,597 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,637 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -126.2%
  • Grade min
    44.9%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    833 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Te Rua
May 21, 2022 @ 3:55pm
7 hours
Tree removed near start
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Pipeline Road
May 21, 2022 @ 2:57pm
8 hours
Tree cleared
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Frontal Lobotomy
May 20, 2022 @ 3:57pm
1 day
Billy T
May 11, 2022 @ 10:38pm
May 11, 2022
Trail running nice...
Feeder G3
May 2, 2022 @ 6:27pm
May 2, 2022
Upper Feeder walking track - swept track and vegetation control 1 hour
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