3 miles
Distance
875 ft
Climb
-908 ft
Descent
00:26:35
Avg time

Goat Rock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37835 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a fairly typical winding forestry road that climbs part way up Goat Rock. Its most redeeming feature is that it provides a connection between either the Tunnel Gully Recreation Area or the Kaitoke Regional Park through to the Rimutaka Inclinel and subsequent tracks.

The final drop down to meet the Rimutaka Incline is steep and twisty, making for a fun descent (or a difficult climb).

More Stats for Goat Rock bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    819 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude start
    851 ft
  • Altitude end
    819 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.133%
  • Grade min
    37.861%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,351 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:46
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 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
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • 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
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      Goat Rock Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 3:48am
      Sep 22, 2018
      All Good I rode up the glider club road then onto this road, which I followed down to the start of the beeline and Taniwha trails. A nice wide...
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:57pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      Slip has now been cleared
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 12:48am
      Jun 15, 2018
      Fresh slip around the tops, and a big one at that. Having hiking experience I climbed through the trees that are on the slip
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 8:38pm
      Mar 10, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      All
      • 35 rides
      •  

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      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Medium Loop 1
      4 miles
      Medium Loop 2
      3 miles
      Trentham to Incline start and back via Tunnel Gull and Goat Rock
      32 miles
      Incline and Goat Rock
      21 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag chickenlittleNZ (May 21, 2017 at 23:20)
       Did the West to east direction of this Trail in May and It's a nice steady climbing track. Nice workout with good all weather surface. Certainly a lot more interesting way to get to the top of the incline than going the Tourist route. Considering the steepness of the decent to tie into the Tourist Incline route. it would be a hard climb going East to west. Still considering the all weather nature of the track it's must ride track if you are ion the area.
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