866 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:02:14
Avg time

Hidden Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Oropi Grove
    Tauranga
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year round
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

A short and sweet downhill trail. Really fun trail which can get loose when ridden quickly. Not overly steep just narrow. The surface is sandy soil which maintains good grip in the wet. Its often covered with pine needles gum leaves which are slippery in the dry. There is one small ladder bridge across a little gully which requires confidence to ride. Experienced riders will like the natural flow of this trail. Novices can find it quite challenging and tend to come a cropper in some parts.

This is labelled at the park as Grade 5 but its really not, its a Grade 4—consistent with Rotorua Grade 4s.
There are some alternate lines which are Grade 5.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hidden Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -161 ft
  • Altitude min
    38 ft
  • Altitude max
    201 ft
  • Altitude start
    200 ft
  • Altitude end
    38 ft
  • Grade
    -18.641%
  • Grade max
    -45.864%
  • Grade min
    2.977%
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    687 ft
  • Distance flat
    147 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:02
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Hidden Trail Trail Reports

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Jan 12, 2018 @ 10:02am
Jan 12, 2018
Running sweet
Sep 11, 2017 @ 10:30pm
Sep 11, 2017
Bridge is showing signs of wear but pretty awesome trail
Jan 30, 2017 @ 11:10am
Jan 30, 2017
good track for downhiller, still need a bit of work to keep a good flow. some corner are way too tight.
Nov 1, 2016 @ 2:14am
Nov 1, 2016
Running hard, dry and fast
May 15, 2016 @ 12:03am
May 15, 2016
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag DDB1 (Feb 3, 2018 at 12:41)
 This is another goodie at Oropi. Really a grade 4 rather than 5 (although the alternate lines are solid). Its one of the trails which holds up really well and maintains grip even after rain. Good and fast.

A couple of exposed corners can get quite slippery in the dry, with powdery dust and leaf matter. There's some good alternate lines down Hidden now including a fun chute up and over to the right.

If you think this is too tight go and ride Switchies. This is ample wide enough.

Ps don't be a chicken and take the straight low line—ride the corners and up and overs. Get your monies worth and know no one actually believes Strava times anyway.
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