36.6 miles
Distance
6,711 ft
Climb
-6,713 ft
Descent
2,527 ft
High Point
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Race Course for the first round of the Enduro World Series 2017. Rotorua New Zealand

Detailed Description
EWS Rotorua 2017 is a 37 mile expert race route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 83 trails. This route climbs 6,711 ft with a max elevation of 2,527 ft then descends -6,713 ft.
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40 Reviews & Comments

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donalduck (Jun 26, 2022 at 16:53)
Pretty good argument for making this a G5. It’s just as technical, maybe even more so than it’s G5 neighbour Te Ahi Manawa, and overall steeper.
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donalduck (Jun 26, 2022 at 16:53)
Pretty good argument for making this a G5. It’s just as technical, maybe even more so than it’s G5 neighbour Te Ahi Manawa, and overall steeper.
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 1:07)
Trail Te Rua
Upper section is tight, muddy in the winter but the lower section is dusty in the summer
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HagmanNZ (Jun 4, 2022 at 20:08)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
Trail is in mint condition. The trail builders have added a lot of sand to eliminate the puddles and bogs. It has reduced the technicality of the trail but after all the rain we've had recently - you can't tell cos the trail is really dry due to the sand.
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Buzzynz (Apr 28, 2022 at 20:20)
Tried to ride this from the top of Pig Track, but it looks like it's been destroyed as part of recent logging work. The same with Soakhole. A shame, they were great tracks.
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Buzzynz (Apr 28, 2022 at 20:20)
Tried to ride this from the top of Pig Track, but it looks like it's been destroyed as part of recent logging work. The same with Soakhole. A shame, they were great tracks.
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Mcgoldre (Apr 14, 2022 at 1:07)
Trail Ring Road
Tree down on way up to rollercoaster
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 2:00)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
A great trail with lots of technical rooty sections to challenge your skills, hats off to the zen masters that can ride it without putting a foot down or getting off to push over an obstacle.
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Ridgedidge (Apr 1, 2022 at 19:48)
Trail Bush Road
Where Bush road joins Buchanan Road it was very difficult to spot. Rode past it twice before having a really good look and then managed to find it. At this intersection it is a very narrow track. (You couldn’t drive a vehicle up it. It’s very narrow and definitely wouldn’t describe it as a Road! Further up it did widen to an overgrown 4x4 track.
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Ridgedidge (Apr 1, 2022 at 19:48)
Trail Bush Road
Where Bush road joins Buchanan Road it was very difficult to spot. Rode past it twice before having a really good look and then managed to find it. At this intersection it is a very narrow track. (You couldn’t drive a vehicle up it. It’s very narrow and definitely wouldn’t describe it as a Road! Further up it did widen to an overgrown 4x4 track.
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Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:42)
Trail Tuhoto Ariki
Awesome trail through natives. Three parts, two that flow and mid section more cross country with some nice challenging rooty climbs
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Baykiwiscot (Jan 3, 2022 at 15:12)
Trail Soakhole
The climb section should be marked as closed. It has been disrupted by quarrying and is unrideable for large sections.
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Baykiwiscot (Jan 3, 2022 at 15:12)
Trail Soakhole
The climb section should be marked as closed. It has been disrupted by quarrying and is unrideable for large sections.
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:40)
Rode this today while on our way to Shark v Eagle.
Posted as Grade 2 but I would not recommended to anybody who cannot manage grade 3. It is a knarly climb and challenging in places and probably should be a G3 when you looking at Grade 3 description. The track was otherwise in good order
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:40)
Rode this today while on our way to Shark v Eagle.
Posted as Grade 2 but I would not recommended to anybody who cannot manage grade 3. It is a knarly climb and challenging in places and probably should be a G3 when you looking at Grade 3 description. The track was otherwise in good order
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CraigAnderson (Nov 27, 2021 at 23:56)
Awesome!
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donalduck (Oct 15, 2021 at 1:31)
Trail Tihi o Tawa
This is a G4 trail by any definition and should be labelled as such. It’s a bit rich that Whaki ‘G3’ and this trail have the same grading. What’s the point if trails aren’t graded properly?
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RobcShBKn (Feb 20, 2021 at 16:29)
Superb top section with challenging natural drops - bottom section has scary but attainable gaps jumps - later ones are less confronting than the initial ones.
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GoranGT (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:22)
Trail Tokorangi
Rose did that!!!????
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Jethro1999 (Aug 24, 2020 at 2:27)
Trail Tokorangi
Fast and flowing
A bit bumpy in some places
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Entertainment (Aug 19, 2020 at 4:34)
Trail Tihi o Tawa
Great ride, it's a 3-4 grade but very manageable if you take care. There is a rooted section but not to hard
Dale
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Gonezo (Jul 22, 2020 at 22:52)
Trail New Exit
The trails has really good flow, especially the smooth berms in the top section. Some of the corners in the lower section are pretty tight, but also large and well bermed. I just wish this trail was longer, it's over too quickly.
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Sammy101sammy (Mar 1, 2020 at 23:44)
Trail Rocky Horror
Well suited to its name
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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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Anotheradventurer (Dec 28, 2019 at 16:10)
Best track at whakarewarewa. Not for the faint of heart, but fun as hell. Hillbilly front, minion SS rear. 2018 transition patrol with -1deg angleset.
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MrGiantGlory (Dec 24, 2019 at 9:49)
Great trail but as sketchy as hell in the wet!
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MrGiantGlory (Dec 24, 2019 at 9:44)
Matt Walker: whips the end gap! Me: Tips off the first drop.
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NICK9850 (Dec 6, 2019 at 11:31)
f*cking sick
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Ridgedidge (May 25, 2019 at 21:08)
Trail New Exit
This is a really enjoyable trail, great for me that enjoys cruising !
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MattWhitbyNZ (Apr 23, 2019 at 23:39)
Trail New Exit
Regarded end of April, 2019. Runs like a dream!
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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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ilovethekids123 (Jan 28, 2019 at 2:22)
Trail North Face
I had trouble finding this trail. Take the Eastern Spice enterence off Corridor which then shows the North Face option.
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nigglenz (Jan 4, 2019 at 20:38)
Trail Rocky Horror
Rode this today-definite step up from Dammit Janet! Running well.
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karen222 (Nov 14, 2018 at 22:34)
What has happened?! Roots removed from the trail, now a smooth flow trail, likely a Grade 2 now! Such a shame!
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karen222 (Nov 14, 2018 at 22:34)
What has happened?! Roots removed from the trail, now a smooth flow trail, likely a Grade 2 now! Such a shame!
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SamBradbury (Jan 2, 2018 at 2:15)
Epic!
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Kirstyc (May 14, 2017 at 17:12)
Trail Tihi o Tawa
Extremely rooty.
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Startgas (May 19, 2016 at 14:04)
Amazing trail when i was there 2014/2015. So many line choices!
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oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:19)
Another track that doesn't end. Left us wondering where to go. Last third has been logged.
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oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:18)
Trail Rocky Horror
Think this is closed for logging. Was there last week and the sign said that the trees were coming down starting January 16. Bummer.
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Route Sections

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2 Stage 2
3 Stage 3
4 Stage 4
5 Stage 5
6 Stage 6
7 Stage 7

Trails in Route

Te Ara Ahi - Rotorua Lake Front2 miles
Te Ara Ari - Thermal along Puarenga2 miles
Te Ara Ahi - Sala Street to Hemo Gorge3,835 ft
Scion's back door2,917 ft
Nursery Road2 miles
Te Wash Road4,987 ft
The Wash823 ft
The Tickler194 ft
Pipeline Road75 ft
Direct Road3,510 ft
Hill Road220 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,809 ft
Tawa Road56 ft
Te Rua4,209 ft
Pipeline Road623 ft
Hill Road4,442 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,809 ft
Tawa Road509 ft
Tihi o Tawa3,911 ft
Billy T2,835 ft
Moerangi Road3,127 ft
Tuhoto Ariki1,873 ft
Hatu Patu2,897 ft
Chestnut Link 11,699 ft
Moerangi Road4,400 ft
Bush Road2,303 ft
Kung Fu Walrus2,746 ft
Bush Road226 ft
Kung Fu Walrus1,657 ft
Tikitapu Road1,539 ft
Kung Fu Walrus Extension1,936 ft
Lake Front Road - DON'T USE2,287 ft
Green Lake Road453 ft
Jeff's Link1,624 ft
Moerangi Road2 miles
Time Warp3,271 ft
Frank n' Furter1,112 ft
Riff Raff1,955 ft
Rocky to Ring804 ft
Ring Road4,006 ft
Reservoir Road1,627 ft
Waipa Bypass Road308 ft
Hill Road4,534 ft
Moerangi Road2,759 ft
Tawa Road2,336 ft
Taniwha, National DH, Unrideable Line243 ft
Taniwha National DH988 ft
Taniwha, National DH, The River381 ft
Unnamed Forestry Access Road135 ft
Lentil Road663 ft
Pipeline Road4,383 ft
Lynmore Link1,627 ft
Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road5,230 ft
Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road394 ft
Forest Road571 ft
Katore Road246 ft
Corridor1,739 ft
Katore Road663 ft
Corridor1,270 ft
North Face26 ft
Eastern Spice748 ft
Tokorangi479 ft
Nursery Road157 ft
New Exit1,204 ft
Old Exit85 ft
Skid Road from Exit Trails617 ft
Nursery Road1,168 ft
Scion's back door3,232 ft
Te Ara Ahi - Sala Street to Hemo Gorge3,520 ft
Te Ara Ari - Thermal along Puarenga2 miles
Te Ara Ahi - Rotorua Lake Front2 miles

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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for EWS Rotorua 2017 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    921 ft
  • Altitude start
    943 ft
  • Altitude end
    942 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -116%
  • Grade min
    50.5%
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Riff Raff
Aug 11, 2022 @ 2:01pm
1 day
Trail is open. It has been rebuilt by volunteers. All new features so make the first lap a chill one! The rock feature may change with rain so check it before riding! reporter
Frank n' Furter
Aug 11, 2022 @ 2:00pm
1 day
Re-opened! reporter
Tuhoto Ariki
Aug 9, 2022 @ 7:51pm
3 days
2 Trees cleared. 1 about 3/4 of the way down and 1 at the exit CK/AF
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Reservoir Road
Aug 3, 2022 @ 2:43pm
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New Exit
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