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
    #252 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 Dec 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to eagle-vs-shark-20149 trailhead (-38.177390, 176.310750)
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      Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 10:51pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Top half was open a few days ago
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 10:29pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      Removed stump ball and but end of lig of side of trail foliage had been removed removed tree litter from top to bottom of trail
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 247 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,537 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:26am
      Jul 7, 2016
      Eagle vs Shark, Rotorua

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      5 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]
      • + 0
      flag chehar1 (Oct 12, 2018 at 16:56)
       Closed 8/10/18
      [Reply]

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