1.8 miles
Distance
659 ft
Climb
-1,236 ft
Descent
00:18:13
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
  • 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
    #40348 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57068 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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 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
    00:18:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:29
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on Jul 19, 2021
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Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Great Expectations Trail Reports

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      Jul 19, 2021 @ 7:17pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      Lots of debris after the storm. A couple of trees down - can climb and scramble around them.
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 8:10pm
      Jan 12, 2021
      Trail has been Brush cut and cleared and pruned by Alpine shire mtb Crew
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 26 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 265 rides
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      Jan 12, 2021 @ 9:41pm
      Jan 12, 2021
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      Jan 12, 2021 @ 9:41pm
      Jan 12, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      Rameka track
      14 miles
      Big Rameka ride
      15 miles

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