4,523 ft
72 ft
-216 ft
Avg time

Dragon's Tail Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

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.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

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)

Bike Park

More Stats for Dragon's Tail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -145 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,371 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,329 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,184 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    789 ft
  • Distance down
    2,816 ft
  • Distance flat
    760 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 11, 2018
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Dragon's Tail Trail Reports

Nov 11, 2018 @ 2:31am
Nov 11, 2018
Oct 28, 2018 @ 3:12pm
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 27, 2018 @ 7:08pm
Oct 27, 2018
quite dry considering the rain yesterday (variable, but not too bad really)
Oct 12, 2018 @ 7:25pm
Oct 12, 2018
Clear of sticks and debri after recent wind
Jun 15, 2018 @ 6:27pm
Jun 15, 2018
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