741 ft
Distance
-14 ft
Descent
00:02:11
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Riverhead Forest
    Auckland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #116595 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17089 in Trail Running
    • #93111 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

starts near the top of Oven Mitt near the water reservoir and the gravel skid [opposite side of the road to Uphill Battle] and goes up parallel to the gravel road, crosses this road then heads SE down the hill and exits at the intersection of Trig Road and Barlow Road.

can be ridden in both directions.

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More Stats for A Bit More On The Side mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    554 ft
  • Altitude max
    570 ft
  • Altitude start
    570 ft
  • Altitude end
    554 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -6.4%
  • Grade min
    -0.5%
  • Distance down
    469 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:22
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Status:
on Apr 1, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      A Bit More On... Trail Reports

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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 11:50am
      Apr 1, 2022
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 3:23pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      rode west to east, very good traction, somehow hit the leaderboard?! tape still in-situ after the races recently...
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      couldn't quite ride up the steepest bit today but I have done it
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Mar 7, 2021
      rode from west to east - complete trail, rode well
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 9:48am
      Feb 20, 2021
      The entry is tricky to spot - on the right just as the metal road levels out. Once you get up above the road it obvious, but if you miss it, you...
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      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 249 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 556 rides
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