2,183 ft
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-257 ft
Descent
00:02:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Fool's Gold Trail

Fool's Gold Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Maraetai Forest
    Auckland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Sep - Jun
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

A great grade 3 track with lots berms as well as a few fast sections.

Access Info

Head up the big hill towards the container, but take the first right off this road (before Horse Track). Fool's Gold starts at the top of this hill.

More Stats for Fool's Gold bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -241 ft
  • Altitude min
    175 ft
  • Altitude max
    416 ft
  • Altitude start
    416 ft
  • Altitude end
    175 ft
  • Grade
    -11.048%
  • Grade max
    -36.69%
  • Grade min
    16.858%
  • Distance climb
    225 ft
  • Distance down
    1,730 ft
  • Distance flat
    229 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:26
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Status:
on Dec 4, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to fool-s-gold-36702 trailhead (-36.899060, 175.040040)
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      Fool's Gold Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Dec 4, 2019
      reporter
      Nov 8, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Nov 8, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 11:06pm
      Aug 18, 2019
      Wet in places, rain ruts and slippery clay but otherwise track running well. Good fun!
      May 4, 2019 @ 1:01pm
      May 4, 2019
      reporter Watch out for poorly planted young pines trying to grow into the track.
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 1:25pm
      Feb 19, 2018
      Perfect
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 510 rides
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      27 |
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 4:25am
      Apr 25, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mtm (Feb 26, 2018 at 12:00)
       Maraetai Forest is closed due to forestry operations.
      [Reply]

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