Rainbow Mountain is a great loop that is just south of Rotorua. For fantastic views make sure you do the little out and back at the top of the climb. For more descending think about hitting the top half of the Rainbow Mountain Trail a second time by climbing back up on the fire road to hit the best part of the trail a second time. After the descent you can jump into the thermal Kerosene Creek for an incredibly unique experience.
We have this ride starting and finishing at the pub and gas station off State Highway 5. Your car will be way more secure here and you can finish with a meal and pint at the pub.
Thanks to Bike Culture for helping to build this route.
For more details on riding in Rotorua and more route ideas check out the link in the sidebar.
Local Trail AssociationRotorua Trails Trust (rotoruatrailstrust.co.nz)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Rainbow Mountain Route - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
Altitude min1,230 ft
Altitude start1,235 ft
Altitude end1,235 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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