31.8 miles
5,796 ft
-5,791 ft
1,938 ft
High Point

Starting at the main trail head at Waipa. The 2015 Whaka50 heads out into the world famous single track that has made Rotorua one of the World’s top mountain biking destinations.

The course follows the 100km loop for the first 29km before splitting off at the bottom of frontal lobotomy. From here you head into the famous corners trail before rejoining the 100km course as you enter the Chinese Menu back to the finish line.

85% Single Track | 11% Gravel Road | 4 % WD Tracks

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Trails in Route

Be Rude Not Too1.7 miles
Dragon's Tail2.2 miles
Exit NDO Trail2,851 ft
Nursery Road10.9 miles
Radio Hut Road2.5 miles
Pohaturoa Road1.6 miles
Bakers Hollow2,644 ft
Trig Road2.0 miles
Forest Road1,811 ft
Tokorangi Pa Road2.9 miles
Katore Road2.1 miles
Forest Road2,395 ft
Forest Road968 ft
Red Tank Road2.3 miles
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Pipeline / Windy Road6.2 miles
Hill Road2.6 miles
Paddy's Run (A Trail)2.3 miles
Bunny Jugs 1505 ft
Challenge DH358 ft
Creek7.4 miles
Dipper3.6 miles
Forest Road1.8 miles
Arepa (uphill section)423 ft
Arepa (Alpha) 1351 ft
Grinder2.2 miles
Gunna Gotta2.7 miles
Hot X Buns2.6 miles
Direct Road2.4 miles
Spruce Road3,048 ft
Te Wash Road886 ft
Lion Trail3,734 ft
Little Red Riding Huck4,721 ft
Nice Road656 ft
Sweet N' Sour3.0 miles
Corridor1.0 miles
The Tickler2.6 miles
Corners4.9 miles
Tahi1.8 miles
Rosebank3,169 ft
Challenge Uphill3,333 ft
Challenge Roadside2.0 miles
Pig Track1.1 miles
Piglet4,245 ft
Turkish Delight1.3 miles
Tokorangi1.0 miles
Soakhole1.4 miles
New Exit1.3 miles


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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Whaka 50 2016 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    985 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,034 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,040 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    13.2 miles
  • Distance down
    11.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    7.2 miles
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