1 miles
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:11:13
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #2403 in Mountain 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
  • Altitude change
    -60 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,102 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,165 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,163 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,102 ft
  • Grade
    -0.797%
  • Grade max
    -15.761%
  • Grade min
    9.898%
  • Distance climb
    1,707 ft
  • Distance down
    2,420 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,396 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:12
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on Jun 29, 2020
Avg: 4.05 (21 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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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  • 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
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Dipper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      2 days
      reporter
      Tree reported and cleared - LT & TP
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 2:34pm
      Jun 6, 2020
      May 31, 2020 @ 10:18pm
      May 31, 2020
      Spent the morning removing heavy laden foliage
      May 16, 2020 @ 11:08pm
      May 16, 2020
      Clear trail debris section 2 & 3 includes Tahi exit.
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 10:59pm
      Mar 20, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 387 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,931 rides
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      Feb 11, 2017 @ 8:21pm
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      Dec 1, 2013 @ 12:15am
      Dec 1, 2013
      | 2 comments
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      Apr 7, 2010 @ 1:24am
      Apr 7, 2010
      | 1 comments

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      1 Review & Comments

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