3,805 ft
Distance
363 ft
Climb
-58 ft
Descent
00:09:52
Avg time

Frontal Lobotomy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22818 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2006

Built in 2006 by James Dodds, Rob Metz & RMTBC. A good steady and moderate climb, it can be done in middle ring if you are feeling frisky with a few sharp pinch climbs. Bedding in nicely. Normally handles wet weather well.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts at the intersection of Hill Rd and Direct Rd. Nicely connects the top of Direct with Tawa Rd to get you up to the top of the National DownHill, Billy T or Tuhoto Ariki.

Bike Park

More Stats for Frontal Lobotomy bike trail
  • Altitude change
    305 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,892 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,892 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,197 ft
  • Grade
    8.015%
  • Grade max
    -28.139%
  • Grade min
    57.443%
  • Distance climb
    2,921 ft
  • Distance down
    577 ft
  • Distance flat
    307 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:11
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Status:
on Nov 25, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 2.95 (14 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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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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
  • Map Markers
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Frontal Lobotomy Trail Reports

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      Nov 25, 2020 @ 8:41am
      Nov 25, 2020
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:45am
      Nov 9, 2020
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 5:05pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      reporter
      Trail Maintenance work to fix up after the event and clear tree debris. LT, CK
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      reporter
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      Aug 8, 2020
      Dried up nicely
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 27 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 880 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 5,528 rides
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      Dec 2, 2020 @ 11:46pm
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