18.5 miles
Distance
3,050 ft
Climb
-3,066 ft
Descent
2,410 ft
High Point

A good intermediate - upper intermediate loop. A couple of good solid climbs but you will always be rewarded with great flowing trails and good views. Ride Happy

Detailed Description
Planet Bike 3-4hr Upper Intermediate grade 3/4 Loop is a 18 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 42 trails. This route climbs 3,050 ft with a max elevation of 2,410 ft then descends -3,066 ft.
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28 Reviews & Comments

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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:19)
Wide open steep DH sections and uphill climbs. Track is mainly wide open.
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 26, 2022 at 0:19)
Wide open steep DH sections and uphill climbs. Track is mainly wide open.
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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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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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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
Trail Split Enz
So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
Trail Split Enz
So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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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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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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Jethro1999 (Aug 24, 2020 at 2:26)
Lots of roots
Nice if that's what you into but I prefer fast and flowing
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Lpay5757 (Mar 10, 2020 at 0:23)
Trail Spring Roll
Is this still closed?
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evilroyslade RTT (Jun 11, 2020 at 21:07)
Trail Spring Roll
Has been logged
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Mbwood (Mar 3, 2020 at 20:06)
Lower section no longer. Starts at Princess Ann Rd.
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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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GrantO (Jan 24, 2020 at 23:45)
Trail Spring Roll
Closed currently due to tree felling
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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 14:35)
Trail Gunna Gotta
Such a sick trail. Turned out to be my favourite in the Redwoods. Rode it three times back to back Fast, chutey and narrow.Super fun and challenging track.
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Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:35)
Trail Gunna Gotta
Such a sick trail. Turned out to be my favourite in the Redwoods. Rode it three times back to back Fast, chutey and narrow.Super fun and challenging track.
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Staceyz2 (May 25, 2017 at 20:32)
Very roots. Not great fun.
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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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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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MarkWestBike (Sep 10, 2016 at 1:00)
Trail Pondy New
the tricky rooty section has a bypass now if you don't want to tackle it, and the rocky section is much easier.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    521
More Stats for Planet Bike 3-4hr Upper Intermediate grade 3/4 Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,098 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -59.6%
  • Grade min
    51.7%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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