5,268 ft
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-525 ft
Descent
00:08:48
Avg time

Hot X Buns Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #395 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking

Fast and flowing with a few technical sections to keep you honest. Minimal pedalling required, except for a gully which you straight line down to carry as much speed as possible in order to get up the other side.

The trail handles rain well due to its coarse, loamy soil. In summer it develops some serious high speed braking bumps and takes on a different nature. There are plenty of different lines, so the more you ride it - the more dialed in you'll be able to make your line choices.

Towards the end there is a side option called Bandy Line. It is to your right after a traverse as you come into a fast, straight bumpy section which is the main track. Bandy Line has some tricky tight corners, and a drop which is getting bigger every year as the rain undercuts the landing. Scope it first - don't ride it blind or if it's above your abilities. Bandy Line joins back onto the main line for the final straight which fires you at speed into the intersection at the bottom of Direct where you probably started from.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from the top of Direct Rd. Most often access by climbing Direct Rd, it can also be reached from the other side, with Sidewinder joining the western side of Direct road and a short, mellow climb to the high point.

Bike Park

More Stats for Hot X Buns mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -481 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,853 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,357 ft
  • Grade max
    -87.721%
  • Grade min
    15.282%
  • Distance climb
    589 ft
  • Distance down
    4,244 ft
  • Distance flat
    379 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:12
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Mar 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (19 votes)

view (2,726)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to hot-x-buns trailhead (-38.167690, 176.299650)
      update trails status or condition

      Hot X Buns Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 4:10pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      Rough as always, but riding well
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 12:27pm
      Feb 28, 2020
      Riding pretty well in the dry
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 12:08pm
      Feb 7, 2020
      Dry rough hard and fast....for some
      Jan 8, 2020 @ 7:07pm
      Jan 8, 2020
      At its usual rough as best!
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 2:44pm
      Dec 23, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 820 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,564 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      31 |
      May 30, 2018 @ 4:36pm
      May 30, 2018
      555 |
      Mar 8, 2016 @ 8:34pm
      Mar 8, 2016
      161 |
      Feb 13, 2016 @ 11:49pm
      Feb 13, 2016
      340 |
      Dec 9, 2015 @ 3:13am
      Dec 9, 2015

      Trail Lists

      Trail Products

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:38)
       Pretty wet with some big puddles. Lots of fun tho.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      youtuber Hot X Buns  ||  Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua...
      6:00 | 365 | Sep 22, 2018 , Rotorua
      Hot X Bun @ Whakarewarewa Redwoods Forest
      6:09 | 124 | Nov 5, 2019 , Rotorua
      Hot X Buns - trail commentary and the bandy line
      6:09 | 119 | Aug 22, 2019 , Rotorua
      Hot X Buns - August 2019
      7:21 | 78 | Aug 31, 2019 , Rotorua
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.