2 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-943 ft
Descent
00:07:06
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
    #228
  • 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
    00:07:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:04
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (21 votes)

view (1,333)
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
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)
update trails status or condition

Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 18, 2018 @ 4:25pm
22 hours
Sep 7, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Sep 7, 2018
Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:44pm
Aug 10, 2018
in top form
Jul 8, 2018 @ 3:17pm
Jul 8, 2018
reporter
RTT working bee cleared drains and debri from the bottom to about 2/3 the way up Sunday 8th July
Mar 30, 2018 @ 5:31pm
Mar 30, 2018
view all reports »

Photos

more »
48 |
Sep 11, 2017 @ 3:15am
Sep 11, 2017
Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua
131 |
Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:26am
Jul 7, 2016
Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua
755 |
Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:50pm
Mar 17, 2015
Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua
885 |
Mar 17, 2015 @ 5:49pm
Mar 17, 2015
| 1 comments Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua

Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
XTERRA 2016 MTB Leg race
15 miles

Trail Products

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag markbowden (Jan 27, 2015 at 22:52)
 This Track is Awesome!!!!
[Reply]
  • + 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
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:22)
 Super fun and fast. Bit of a mish back to the shuttle though.
[Reply]
  • + 0
flag Matbailey (Nov 1, 2017 at 13:47)
 Sweet and flowing. Holding up well after a bit of rain
[Reply]

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
youtuber Eagle vs Shark  ||  Whakarewarewa Forest,...
6:28 | 8 | Sep 15, 2018 , Rotorua
Eagle vs Shark Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua NZ...
5:58 | 4 | Sep 11, 2018 , Rotorua
Eagle vs Shark Trail, Rotorua, NZ
5:46 | 20 | Aug 28, 2018 , Rotorua
Rotorua MTB Eagle vs Shark
5:42 | 77 | Apr 17, 2018 , Rotorua
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.