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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Thanks to Bike Culture for helping to build this route.

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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11 Reviews & Comments

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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 23:41)
Trail K2
Slippery in the wet
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 19:56)
Extra jumps and drops that can catch you off guard
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Dannz87 (May 21, 2022 at 14:58)
Tree down just past skid site blocking trail
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:20)
Trail Challenge DH
Rode today with wife as part of the Challenge network tracks, a fun downhill track to ride in excellent order.
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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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Simon175 (Mar 1, 2020 at 0:13)
Tree down approx 100m in. 1 March 2020
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:39)
One of my favourites
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:38)
Trail Hot X Buns
Pretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:38)
Trail Hot X Buns
Pretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:38)
Trail Hot X Buns
Pretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    21
More Stats for K2, Hot Cross Buns, Dragon's Tail, Challenge DH, Rockdrop Route - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • 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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