9.9 miles
Distance
1,703 ft
Climb
-1,705 ft
Descent
1,879 ft
High Point

A very fun blue/black (grade 4/5) route in the Whakarewarewa Forest of Rotorua.

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Detailed Description
K2, Hot Cross Buns, Dragon's Tail, Challenge DH, Rockdrop Route - RideSpots.com is a 10 mile popular expert route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 36 trails. This route climbs 1,703 ft with a max elevation of 1,879 ft then descends -1,705 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    22
More Stats for K2, Hot Cross Buns, Dragon's Tail, Challenge DH, Rockdrop Route - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 47 min
  • Altitude min
    1,079 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,084 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -59.3%
  • Grade min
    51.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Dragons Tail - Redwoods 24.2.24
Dragons Tail - Redwoods 24.2.24
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Feb 24, 2024
youtuber Be Rude Not To @ Whakarewarewa Forest. Rotorua
Be Rude Not To @ Whakarewarewa Forest. Rotorua
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Sep 11, 2023

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Challenge DH
Jul 23, 2024 @ 11:48pm
23 hours
Adopter did a run. That first berm has been asking for a tickle up for quite a while, so it got some love. Just a skim and fill, nothing too drastic. Did a cupla runs after dark, trail is still tacky as. Might be a little slow riding, but sure makes for easy mahi on the shovel.
Challenge Exit
Jul 23, 2024 @ 11:46pm
23 hours
Challenge Rockdrop Link
Jul 23, 2024 @ 11:46pm
23 hours
Be Rude Not To
Jul 21, 2024 @ 3:28am
Jul 21, 2024
K2
Jul 14, 2024 @ 6:15pm
Jul 14, 2024
Finished raking the rest of the trail this morning
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