2 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-943 ft
Descent
00:07:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Eagle vs Shark Trail

Eagle vs Shark Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #238
  • Year Opened
    2014

Eagle vs Shark is a beauty. Fast and flowing, mainly downhill, a bit like Corners, a hint of Split Enz and a favourite in no time flat.The trail starts at the top of Tawa Road, one of the highest points in the forest. It winds down a steep slope, facing north, ending on Windy Road (which runs close to parallel to Tarawera Road).

Access Info

Top of Tawa Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Eagle vs Shark mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -721 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,492 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,492 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.779%
  • Grade min
    47.097%
  • Distance climb
    2,051 ft
  • Distance down
    5,175 ft
  • Distance flat
    758 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:04
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (15 votes)

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Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

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Sep 4, 2017 @ 12:30am
Sep 4, 2017
Aug 27, 2017 @ 1:09am
Aug 27, 2017
Jul 20, 2017 @ 9:21pm
Jul 20, 2017
Surprisingly good after a very heavy rain, lots of small branches. 2 trees down, managed to move 3rd one.
Mar 26, 2017 @ 8:20pm
Mar 26, 2017
Jan 28, 2017 @ 11:36pm
Jan 28, 2017
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Sep 11, 2017 @ 3:15am
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Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:50pm
Mar 17, 2015
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Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:49pm
Mar 17, 2015
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag markbowden (Jan 27, 2015 at 22:52)
 This Track is Awesome!!!!
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  • + 1
flag googes1 (Apr 5, 2015 at 0:53)
 So much fun, the jumps flow together so well, still riding so well after all the crankworx traffic
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  • + 1
flag oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:22)
 Super fun and fast. Bit of a mish back to the shuttle though.
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Tihi o Tawa Eagle vs Shark  K2
2:12 | 349 | Apr 1, 2016 , Rotorua
Eagle vs. Shark Crash Slo-mo
0:51 | 685 | Jun 4, 2015 , Rotorua
Crankworx Rotorua 2015
3:13 | 311 | Apr 7, 2015 , Rotorua
Eagle vs Shark
4:30 | 9158 | Mar 11, 2015 , Rotorua
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