65 miles
12,793 ft
-12,793 ft
2,372 ft
High Point

The 2016 Whaka100 course has been revealed, less fire road, more single track than 2015

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  • Rotorua Trails Trust'
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Trails in Route

Pohaturoa Road925 ft
Tahi3,661 ft
Creek3 miles
Piglet1,614 ft
Pig Track394 ft
Access Road945 ft
Grinder988 ft
Nursery Road843 ft
Access Road200 ft
Grinder719 ft
Grinder to dipper171 ft
Dipper1 miles
Bakers Hollow1,007 ft
Pohaturoa Road1,260 ft
Nursery Road1,519 ft
Katore Road1,827 ft
Turkish Delight869 ft
Soakhole161 ft
Turkish Delight991 ft
Soakhole2,008 ft
Tokorangi Pa Road1 miles
Alternate Tokorangi Pa Road1,138 ft
Forest Road571 ft
Katore Road180 ft
Corridor1,644 ft
Katore Road663 ft
Gunna Gotta5,007 ft
Katore Road397 ft
Paddy's Run (A Trail)4,672 ft
Spruce Road869 ft
The Tickler1 miles
Pipeline / Windy Road2 miles
Lentil Road1,847 ft
Sidewinder2,175 ft
Direct Road1,512 ft
Hill Road167 ft
Tukonohi4,810 ft
Pipeline / Windy Road2,680 ft
Hill Road335 ft
Lentil Road1,952 ft
Lentil Link476 ft
Hill Road3,094 ft
Frontal Lobotomy3,717 ft
Billy T1 miles
Moerangi Road131 ft
G Rock2,320 ft
Chestnut Road407 ft
Chestnut Link 12,792 ft
Moerangi Road4,400 ft
Bush Road (Buchanan Road)2,303 ft
Kung Fu Walrus4,580 ft
Tikitapu Road1 miles
Access Road499 ft
Lake Front Road2 miles
Road to Baja and Mossy3,553 ft
Green Lake Road3,100 ft
Lookout Road1 miles
No Brains Extension430 ft
No Brains1 miles
Sandy Skid Road856 ft
Forest Road1,745 ft
Moerangi Road2 miles
Time Warp2,008 ft
Split Enz V22 miles
Pondy New3,816 ft
Roller Coaster2,198 ft
Ring Road154 ft
Roller Coaster1,886 ft
Old Chevy2 miles
Yellow Brick Road3,186 ft
Fern Drive1 miles
The Verry Easy Trail935 ft
Waipa Bypass Road66 ft
Nursery Road2,582 ft
Mad If You Don't2,533 ft
Waipa Bypass Road509 ft
Ball and Chain1,601 ft
Waipa Bypass Road276 ft
Larch Road279 ft
Nice Road4,111 ft
Sweet N' Sour1 miles
Dragon's Tail1 miles
Direct Road4,705 ft
Hot X Buns75 ft
Hot X Buns (extra top bit)2,119 ft
Hot X Buns4,816 ft
Be Rude Not Too1 miles
Link: Be Rude Not To - entry Lion's Trail1,093 ft
Spruce Road292 ft
Lion Trail2,415 ft
Lion trail - early exit259 ft
Forest Road1,106 ft
Katore Road558 ft
Grinder2,438 ft
Nursery Road587 ft
Challenge Uphill1,280 ft
Radio Hut Road417 ft
Arepa (Alpha) 14,154 ft
Arepa (uphill section)2,680 ft
Te Huinga2,198 ft
Nursery Road1,112 ft
New Exit2,680 ft
Old Exit148 ft
Nursery Road1,250 ft
Radio Hut Road2,575 ft
Rockdrop3,484 ft
Forest Road39 ft
Rosebank3,169 ft
Hemo Gorge Trail4,872 ft
Waipa State Mill Road1,079 ft

Route POI

CheckpointTeam Change 1Checkpoint
Aid StationFood / Tech / Bag Drop / Team Change 2Aid Station
CheckpointTeam Change 3Checkpoint
Water Fountain/SourceCamelbak Water SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceCamelbak Water SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceCamelbak Water SourceWater Fountain/Source


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More Stats for WHAKA100 Official 2017 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    980 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,030 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,030 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    29 miles
  • Distance down
    28 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      youtuber Rockdrop & Grinder  ::  Whakarewarewa...
      Rockdrop & Grinder :: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua [Ep#99]
      trail: Rockdrop
      5:25 | 47 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Apr 1, 2020
      youtuber Corridor & GunnaGotta :: Whakarewarewa...
      Corridor & GunnaGotta :: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua [Ep#101]
      trail: Corridor
      8:33 | 48 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 10, 2020
      Billy T
      Billy T
      trail: Billy T
      5:52 | 11 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 7, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Ball and Chain
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 12:29am
      9 hours
      Yellow Brick Road
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 12:25am
      9 hours
      Billy T
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 8:42pm
      13 hours
      Minor drainage work and vegetation clearance carried out in the lower wooded area today.
      Challenge Uphill
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 6:52pm
      14 hours
      Tree down just before the crossing with Challenge downhill.
      Sweet N' Sour
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 7:32pm
      2 days
      Tree cleared. - LT & TP
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