This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
2,443 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-357 ft
Descent
00:03:31
Avg time

Ground Zero Details

  • Riding Area
    Maraetai Forest
    Auckland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Year Opened
    2012

Built by Brent Rayner and Chris Brown, a clay based trail that winds its way from the upper park to the lower, fast and dusty in summer but muddy and wild in winter. Has tabletops, large berms, wallride and some steep sections and gap jumps. North-facing, so dries a bit faster than most other tracks in the forest.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ground Zero bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -330 ft
  • Altitude min
    67 ft
  • Altitude max
    397 ft
  • Altitude start
    397 ft
  • Altitude end
    67 ft
  • Grade
    -13.508%
  • Grade max
    -52.791%
  • Grade min
    13.201%
  • Distance climb
    216 ft
  • Distance down
    1,882 ft
  • Distance flat
    346 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:23
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ground-zero trailhead (-36.889768, 175.039812)
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Ground Zero Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 29, 2017 @ 12:32pm
Dec 29, 2017
Dec 3, 2017 @ 2:14pm
Dec 3, 2017
Lots of ruts but adds to the fun
Nov 24, 2017 @ 2:11pm
Nov 24, 2017
Deep ruts but still fun
Jan 25, 2017 @ 10:41pm
Jan 25, 2017
Jan 9, 2017 @ 12:35am
Jan 9, 2017
Track very dry and hard. Braking ruts here and there but nothing major.
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May 23, 2013 @ 12:03am
May 23, 2013
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May 23, 2013 @ 12:03am
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Ground Zero, Auckland
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May 23, 2013 @ 12:02am
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Ground Zero, Auckland
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May 23, 2013 @ 12:01am
May 23, 2013
Ground Zero, Auckland

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag mtm (Feb 26, 2018 at 11:55)
 Maraetai Forest is now closed to mountain biking, due to forestry operations.
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