15.8 miles
Distance
2,191 ft
Climb
-2,201 ft
Descent
1,809 ft
High Point

Crank it @ Craters - Rotorua

Detailed Description
Crank It @ Craters - Rotorua is a 16 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 51 trails. This route climbs 2,191 ft with a max elevation of 1,809 ft then descends -2,201 ft.
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38 Reviews & Comments

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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:16)
Smooth and fast track with uphill and downhill
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:16)
Smooth and fast track with uphill and downhill
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CManning76 (May 27, 2022 at 17:49)
Trail Taura
Great wee track, and an excellent short cut back to Waipa Carpark from the Forest Loop. Don't know which trail user thought it is a grade 5 (maybe somebody who has never ridden a grade 5?) I would consider it a solid 3.
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CManning76 (May 27, 2022 at 17:49)
Trail Taura
Great wee track, and an excellent short cut back to Waipa Carpark from the Forest Loop. Don't know which trail user thought it is a grade 5 (maybe somebody who has never ridden a grade 5?) I would consider it a solid 3.
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Dannz87 (May 21, 2022 at 14:58)
Tree down just past skid site blocking trail
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Dannz87 (May 21, 2022 at 14:58)
Tree down just past skid site blocking trail
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Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:44)
Trail Taura
Really good fun and great way to get back into the thick of things
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Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:44)
Trail Taura
Really good fun and great way to get back into the thick of things
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 20:43)
Rode this track with wife on our way back to the car park. Maybe it was because we had knocked out nearly 40kms on other tracks but I wouldn't call this track fast and flowey through its length as over the years the base soil has worn down exposing a very root exposed track. It is in good order but in places quite knarly which could catch a rider out. Still challenging and enjoyable as a G3 track
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kaiwero (Dec 9, 2021 at 13:10)
Tree down just before the end of the trail
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kaiwero (Dec 9, 2021 at 13:10)
Tree down just before the end of the trail
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Tully01 (Sep 29, 2021 at 1:42)
Ridden today as part of the Forest Loop after recent rain and track was in excellent condition as usually, lovely picturesque bush ride
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GeneralNumpty (May 16, 2020 at 12:58)
Free and fast flowing... Made the trip out on the Yellow brick road worth it.
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GeneralNumpty (May 16, 2020 at 12:58)
Free and fast flowing... Made the trip out on the Yellow brick road worth it.
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Mbwood (Mar 3, 2020 at 20:06)
Lower section no longer. Starts at Princess Ann Rd.
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Simon175 (Mar 1, 2020 at 0:13)
Tree down approx 100m in. 1 March 2020
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Simon175 (Mar 1, 2020 at 0:13)
Tree down approx 100m in. 1 March 2020
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Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:57)
Mostly downhill, fast flowing rolling lines. Fun fun fun, for new and intermediate riders alike. Better than Yellow Brick Road itself, our 2 year old was giggling with joy the entire way down (on his front mounted "Do Little" bike seat. Can't wait to do it again.
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Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:57)
Mostly downhill, fast flowing rolling lines. Fun fun fun, for new and intermediate riders alike. Better than Yellow Brick Road itself, our 2 year old was giggling with joy the entire way down (on his front mounted "Do Little" bike seat. Can't wait to do it again.
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MaximusM (Jan 14, 2020 at 20:45)
Loads of fun, did it on my first time mountain biking so good for beginners. Worth the way up.
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MaximusM (Jan 14, 2020 at 20:45)
Loads of fun, did it on my first time mountain biking so good for beginners. Worth the way up.
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Jan 3, 2020 at 18:12)
Nice wide road, some hilly bits but some great views of Green lake..
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GrantO (Dec 27, 2019 at 14:51)
Tree down on upper one way
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Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:41)
Trail The Tickler
I really enjoyed the top(downhill) section of the tickler. After about 2.5-3 minutes or so the trail starts to flatten out in sections meaning you need to get those legs pumping again. Felt a bit tedious after 5 hours of riding.Would be a good ride if you still had ample energy in the tank or where after a quick fix
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Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:41)
Trail The Tickler
I really enjoyed the top(downhill) section of the tickler. After about 2.5-3 minutes or so the trail starts to flatten out in sections meaning you need to get those legs pumping again. Felt a bit tedious after 5 hours of riding.Would be a good ride if you still had ample energy in the tank or where after a quick fix
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Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:41)
Trail The Tickler
I really enjoyed the top(downhill) section of the tickler. After about 2.5-3 minutes or so the trail starts to flatten out in sections meaning you need to get those legs pumping again. Felt a bit tedious after 5 hours of riding.Would be a good ride if you still had ample energy in the tank or where after a quick fix
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Farrar (Jan 19, 2019 at 18:04)
Sandy skid road is pond elevator, there is no road here.
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Melbnz (Jan 6, 2019 at 19:03)
Great easy ride, nice and dry recently
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Ketzal (Jul 29, 2018 at 9:53)
Superb trail. Ride it at warp speed and it's fantastic fun.
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Ketzal (Jul 29, 2018 at 9:53)
Superb trail. Ride it at warp speed and it's fantastic fun.
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:39)
One of my favourites
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kennedynz (Apr 25, 2017 at 8:08)
Climb. Access top of nice Rd. Links with dragons tail or be rude not to
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Crank It @ Craters - Rotorua mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,128 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,519 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,509 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.4%
  • Grade min
    51.6%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Be Rude Not To
Sep 16, 2022 @ 7:22pm
Sep 16, 2022
Cleared drains lower section
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Lion Trail
Sep 13, 2022 @ 11:25pm
Sep 13, 2022
Cleared drain entries, cleared off usual punga fronds and assorted light debris, raked slightly muddy areas. But was generally pleased that there was not as much mud as earlier in year after which I made a big effort to clear all the drains.
Dragon's Tail
Sep 8, 2022 @ 7:57pm
Sep 8, 2022
Surface clean
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Katore Road
Sep 6, 2022 @ 2:12pm
Sep 6, 2022
2 Trees Cleared - 1 by Infracore 1 by RTT CK/AF
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Nice Road
Sep 5, 2022 @ 1:38pm
Sep 5, 2022
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