22.7 miles
2,980 ft
-2,979 ft
1,664 ft
High Point

Loop from Tikitapu Blue Lake around Whaka Forest.
Most of the ride is grade 2 and 3 mtb single track with some good flow sections.
Small amount of cycling on gravel forest roads that are usually closed to general vehicle traffic.
There is a section of paved cycleway separated from the state highway.
There are two places for drinking water at Waipa carpark (after the paved cycleway section), and after the Sweet n Sour trail.
There is a basic cafe at Waipa carpark coffee and food etc.
A number of good sections for scenery of lakes, streams and different types of forest.

Detailed Description
Don't Forget Your Chopsticks Gordon is a 23 mile popular easy route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,980 ft with a max elevation of 1,664 ft then descends -2,979 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel, Trials
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Don't Forget Your Chopsticks Gordon mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,061 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,427 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,430 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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