3 miles
875 ft
-908 ft
Avg time

Goat Rock Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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).

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More Stats for Goat Rock mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,351 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 22, 2018
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to goat-rock trailhead (-41.090610, 175.163530)
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Goat Rock Trail Reports

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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Routes with this trail

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