2 miles
Distance
659 ft
Climb
-1,236 ft
Descent
00:18:07
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Great Expectations Trail

Great Expectations Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    The Rameka
    Takaka
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #26176 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This great addition to the Rameka Experience has been built by the volunteers and helpers of Project Rameka in conjunction with the Golden Bay MTB Club. This is the start of a planned network of trails in the area.

Great Expectations takes you down to Rameka Creek 3.5km's from Pack Track.

Access Info

In short the Project Rameka is a "Carbon Sink" project to help get our world back into the shape it should be! So... with that in mind. It may be worth noting that people living, or based in Golden Bay often park beside the big Totara at the bottom of the Rameka Gorge (4 km out of Takaka) and ride up the Rameka Creek Road and then down Great Expectations. Others do the same and ride up to Canaan Downs and back doing the entire Rameka Track both ways! Both are greener options than using shuttles to and from the top!

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More Stats for Great Expectations mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -577 ft
  • Altitude min
    868 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude end
    868 ft
  • Grade
    -6.058%
  • Grade max
    -56.94%
  • Grade min
    49.237%
  • Distance climb
    3,180 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    281 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:12
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.15 (8 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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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Great Expectations Trail Reports

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      Jun 27, 2020 @ 9:39pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      Big tree down. Before historic, odyssey and GE hub. Can crawl under.
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Apr 21, 2019
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 3:57pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      Sweet riding. Nice and dry
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:38pm
      Oct 12, 2018
      Tree down near top. Can crawl under it.
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 12:40pm
      Oct 12, 2018
      Large pine across track near the start
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      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 265 rides
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