2.0 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-844 ft
Descent
00:10:33
Avg time
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Eagle vs Shark Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #519 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #611 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-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).
The open areas of this trail can succumb to frost damage, so please avoid when frosty.

Access Info

Top of Tawa Road

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More Stats for Eagle vs Shark mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -774 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,246 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,246 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,473 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -58.6%
  • Grade min
    26.1%
  • Distance climb
    1,457 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    640 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:01
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Status:
on Apr 26, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (68 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Eagle vs Shark Trail Reports

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      Apr 26, 2024 @ 2:53pm
      Apr 26, 2024
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 9:18pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      Tree half across the track
      Mar 27, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Mar 27, 2024
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 2:40am
      Feb 18, 2024
      Dry in the middle section, nice in the trees
      Feb 4, 2024 @ 12:31pm
      Feb 4, 2024
      reporter logs on side of trail fully cleared MU. 30 mins 1 attendee
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 645 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,248 rides
      • Last: Jun 18, 2024

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      Jan 6, 2022 @ 12:31pm
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