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
  • 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
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Billy T
      Billy T
      trail: Billy T
      6:56 | 57 | comments: 3 | favs:
      Nov 25, 2018
      First contact with the trails in Rotorua.
      Billy T: Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua 8/9/18
      Billy T: Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua 8/9/18
      trail: Billy T
      6:41 | 80 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 11, 2018
      youtuber Billy T trail  ●  Redwoods Forest, Rotorua...
      Billy T trail ● Redwoods Forest, Rotorua [Ep#26]
      trail: Billy T
      6:19 | 156 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 25, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Tuhoto Ariki
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Jan 10, 2019
      Good trail, In great condition considering it doesn’t get ridden as much as other trails in the forest
      Frontal Lobotomy
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 9:14am
      Jan 1, 2019
      Remove root ball and foliage of trail
      Pipeline / Windy Road
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      Remove tree from road
      Billy T
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 10:54pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      Remove rotten tree and debris from trail
      Feeder
      Jun 13, 2018 @ 9:50pm
      Jun 13, 2018
      Clear debris and hanging vines.
      more reports »
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