1,273 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-96 ft
Descent
00:02:06
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Bates Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #36742 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
  • Land Owner
    New Plymouth District Council

Downhill track, narrow and rooty but with a mellow gradient. Can exit early towards Climb-Ax, at the end onto the forestry road or turn left on the start of Snake and Ladders

Access Info

Start from near the top of Stairway to Heaven

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bates mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -94 ft
  • Altitude min
    625 ft
  • Altitude max
    719 ft
  • Altitude start
    719 ft
  • Altitude end
    627 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -35.3%
  • Grade min
    3.2%
  • Distance climb
    95 ft
  • Distance down
    817 ft
  • Distance flat
    364 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:32
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on Jan 2, 2024
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  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Bates Trail Reports

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      Jan 2, 2024 @ 7:07am
      Jan 2, 2024
      Mar 16, 2023 @ 3:51am
      Mar 16, 2023
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 2:31pm
      Jul 18, 2022
      big mud puddle after first hill, little kids should avoid Bates at this time. slippery roots all the way down , fun though
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 10:16pm
      Jun 25, 2022
      Mud puddle near start is deep, mud and wet tree roots throughout after heavy rain
      Feb 3, 2022 @ 2:17pm
      Feb 3, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 196 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,307 rides
      • Last: Feb 24, 2024

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      youtuber Bates @ Mangamahoe MTB Park
      1:30 | 19 | Jan 8, 2024 , New Plymouth
      Bates - Lake Mangamahoe | The slippery roots...
      2:13 | 261 | Apr 2, 2020 , New Plymouth
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