5,268 ft
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-525 ft
Descent
00:08:26
Avg time

Hot X Buns Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #395 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:08:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:12
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Status:
on Dec 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      • 13 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 264 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

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