1 miles
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-76 ft
Descent
00:09:32
Avg time

Dipper Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dipper mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -43 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,163 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,159 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
  • Grade max
    -22.405%
  • Grade min
    43.747%
  • Distance climb
    195 ft
  • Distance down
    944 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,745 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:39
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Status:
on Apr 14, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to dipper trailhead (-38.170700, 176.265890)
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