4,523 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:06:21
Avg time

Dragon's Tail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #290

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)

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More Stats for Dragon's Tail mountain 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
    -3.195%
  • Grade max
    -22.741%
  • Grade min
    34.462%
  • Distance climb
    789 ft
  • Distance down
    2,816 ft
  • Distance flat
    760 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:21
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on Dec 4, 2017
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Avg: 4.65 (8 votes)

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Aug 22, 2017 @ 4:11pm
Aug 22, 2017
Dragon's Tail, Rotorua
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Oct 2, 2012
Dragon's Tail, Rotorua

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