2 miles
Distance
787 ft
Descent
00:07:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Eagle vs Shark - with picnic table Trail

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
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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 - with picnic table bike trail
  • Altitude change
    787 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,414 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,205 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,205 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,414 ft
  • Grade
    -8.1%
  • Grade max
    -10%
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,640 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:04
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Status:
on May 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Eagle vs Shark -... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 14, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2019
      Southstar Trailcrew did maintenance work clearing debris, digging out drains, removing puddles filling low points and Air blowing Eagle Vs Shark,...
      Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:51pm
      Apr 2, 2019
      All vegetation cut back
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:28pm
      Mar 23, 2019
      Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Feb 10, 2019
      Jan 25, 2019 @ 6:20pm
      Jan 25, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 428 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,537 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      5 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      Apr 5, 2019
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      Apr 5, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Apr 5, 2019
      74 |
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 3:34am
      Mar 27, 2019
      193 |
      Feb 1, 2019 @ 2:02pm
      Feb 1, 2019

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      8 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]
      • + 0
      flag toby132 (Feb 2, 2019 at 12:54)
       Way better then the movie
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag GrahamPudney (Mar 8, 2019 at 21:59)
       Awesome! Best track in the park.
      Shame there is not a better way of getting back.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sminchnz (Mar 24, 2019 at 14:54)
       So damn good.
      [Reply]

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