Dragon's Tail Details
Undulating and flowing, the hardpack surface is fast rolling. Able to be ridden slowly with no difficult features. Still lots of fun to ride fast and link up the turns at warp speed.
Turn right as you enter a clearing about half way down the trail, to roll through a great sequence of berms.
(If you were to take the left hand fork when you see the clearing and berms you would be on Te Ara Puna trail which climbs to a high point then drops through a tight bermed section to a clearing and a forest road that takes you to the Duck Pond on Larch Rd.)
After the berms on Dragon's Tail there is more fast and flowy singletrack before hitting some challenging little pinch climbs into tight switchbacks towards the end.
Like most trails, this will be one that really rewards riding it a lot - as you get to know it, it just gets faster and better. Take care at the exits on to Red Tank Rd. There are several options including a couple of steep chutes that take you (very quickly) onto Red Tank Rd.
This runs from Red Tank Rd with the entrance on the left hand side not far down from Bunny Jugs (and Be Rude Not To)
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More Stats for Dragon's Tail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-145 ft
Altitude min1,181 ft
Altitude max1,371 ft
Altitude start1,329 ft
Altitude end1,184 ft
Distance climb789 ft
Distance down2,816 ft
Distance flat760 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
Routes with this trail
|WHAKA100 Official 2017 race||65 miles|
|CamelBak Summer Cup 3 - Rotorua 2017 race||9 miles|
|WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race||32 miles|
|Whaka 100 2016 race||61 miles|
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