2 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-943 ft
Descent
00:07:02
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Eagle vs Shark Trail

Eagle vs Shark Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #239
  • 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

Bike Park

More Stats for Eagle vs Shark 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
    00:07:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:04
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Status:
on Nov 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (21 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to eagle-vs-shark-20149 trailhead (-38.177390, 176.310750)
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Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

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Nov 2, 2018 @ 10:24pm
Nov 2, 2018
Still closed due to logging
Oct 9, 2018 @ 11:13am
Oct 9, 2018
Track is closed for logging. May reopen for Xmss
Oct 6, 2018 @ 4:22pm
Oct 6, 2018
Oct 6, 2018 @ 3:01pm
Oct 6, 2018
Blocked off for logging ????
Sep 26, 2018 @ 8:42pm
Sep 26, 2018
Small tree blocking most of the trail 10 metres from the start of the trail
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Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:49pm
Mar 17, 2015
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5 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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  • + 0
flag Matbailey (Nov 1, 2017 at 13:47)
 Sweet and flowing. Holding up well after a bit of rain
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  • + 0
flag chehar1 (Oct 12, 2018 at 16:56)
 Closed 8/10/18
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