1.4 miles
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-110 ft
Descent
00:11:38
Avg time

Dipper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1136 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1003 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking

One of Whakarewarewa forest's originals and if there is an iconic trail this is The One. Highly recommended for families and beginners. Mostly flat flowing trail with good berms, great introduction to riding for first timers or a warm/up down for more experienced riders. Popular for families with wide tracks to overtake slower riders.
Like all the trails rebuilt and revamped after extensive forestry operations, the brief was to retain the shape, style and length of the original. It was also important that the trail remained what it has always been: family-friendly and also a fast, flat workout for the experienced riders. Success

The series of well-engineered berms at the start of The Dipper is now better, evened-out and faster. WICKED – put the hammer down and see if you can lose those following. The revamped trail features more rollers, jumps (safely tabled topped, so you can roll then) and even more berms.
The actual Dipper feature is an optional 'hard line' now, with two easier lines around it keeping the entire trail within a grade 2 classification.

Pop out after the Dipper (which is where you came into the trail) onto Pohaturoa Rd or keep going and there are more berms after this. Including The Big Berm built by the Corrections guys 15 years ago. They also did some major maintenance on this in November 2009.

The Big Berm was groomed in the revamp and is still a major fun factor on the trail. The following section looping through the mature Douglas Fir has been tidied up with increased flow and the occasional smooth table top jump.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts off Pohaturoa Rd near the intersection of Nursery Rd.

Bike Park

More Stats for Dipper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -52 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,155 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,206 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,155 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -11.4%
  • Grade min
    7.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,123 ft
  • Distance down
    3,261 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,149 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:14
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on Aug 16, 2021
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Avg: 4.05 (31 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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      Dipper Trail Reports

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      Aug 16, 2021 @ 9:28pm
      Aug 16, 2021
      reporter
      Maintenance, surface, drains, vegetation. CH Could blow the surface next month.
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 10:28pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      reporter
      Maintenance completed to part of the trail. Surface and drains. MC More to do.
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 5:00pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      reporter Some large standing puddles in places - drainage could be improved
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 7:54pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 6:27pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      reporter
      Maintenance and repairs; drains cleared, surface repaired. LT JB, 3 days
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 273 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,000 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 12, 2017 @ 1:18am
      Feb 12, 2017
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      Feb 11, 2017 @ 8:21pm
      Feb 11, 2017
      345 |
      Dec 1, 2013 @ 12:15am
      Dec 1, 2013
      | 2 comments
      468 |
      Apr 7, 2010 @ 1:24am
      Apr 7, 2010
      | 1 comments

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      MaximusM (Jan 14, 2020 at 20:56)
       Good fun on the way down
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