3,745 ft
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-500 ft
Descent
00:04:48
Avg time

Box of Birds Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #12120 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking

The first section is easy cross-country, with an avoidable dropoff (go right) at the point where it crosses Tokorangi Pa Rd. The trail continues on the other side of the road – a mixture of steep turns and drops and flatter sections, often slippery after rain, more like a grade 4 level of riding. Three easier lines are part of the Fluffy Ducks lines to bypass the most difficult sections. The last section of the trail, after a log feature with several options to cross it, is an easy coast through to the junction of the trail with the lower section of As You Do.

Bike Park

More Stats for Box of Birds mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -490 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,102 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,592 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,102 ft
  • Grade
    -13.07%
  • Grade max
    -58.335%
  • Grade min
    10.168%
  • Distance climb
    132 ft
  • Distance down
    3,054 ft
  • Distance flat
    437 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:23
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
      Directions to box-of-birds trailhead (-38.164620, 176.283190)
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      Box of Birds Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:48pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      clear debris from trail after felling. Trail closed at noon 27/07/2020
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      lots of gums felled on ridgeline
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      Bit slippy in places as would expect for June
      May 22, 2020 @ 6:33pm
      May 22, 2020
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 12:10pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 398 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 509 rides
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      Photos

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      344 |
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 7:12pm
      Feb 15, 2019
      64 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:49pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      53 |
      Apr 9, 2018 @ 10:35pm
      Apr 9, 2018
      115 |
      Apr 3, 2018 @ 1:34am
      Apr 3, 2018

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      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Mulletcocktail (Dec 29, 2018 at 23:11)
       Quality single track. Interesting riding from the go with hardly any pedalling. Good wet weather choice.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag FranSmith (Dec 3, 2019 at 21:54)
       Absolute beauty, the trail that just keeps giving.
      [Reply]

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