Riding areaWaitangi Mountain Bike Park
Trail UsageBiking Primary
TTFs on trailJump
Trail Description: A bit of a jeckle and hyde, this trail has some of the most well groomed features in the forest and in between these a seething floor of anaconda tree roots. Built by Ryan Lovett and Martin Connell of Andrew Younger Contracting, June 2017
Trail name origin: Karuwha (Kah – roo – fa)
There are always two sides to a story. Church Missionary Society member, Henry Williams, arrived to Paihia in 1823. The Maori had never seen a person wearing spectacles or glasses before so they bestowed upon Henry Williams the affectionate name Karuwha, Four Eyes. Throughout history there’s been major controversy around the interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi 1840. Karuwha, who was delegated the key responsibility of translating the Treaty from English in to Maori, still receives heavily weighted criticism to this very day. However, in an uncanny way of balancing the scales, valuable information has reached the surface to bring about a powerful revelation that will restore our nations confidence in the real intention behind why the Maori and British agreed in good faith to the Treaty of Waitangi 1840. The truth will always prevail. May God bless us all.
Access from Top of Zone 5, off Te Pito, then Raruraru
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More Stats for Karuwha mountain bike trail
Altitude change-76 ft
Altitude min200 ft
Altitude start276 ft
Altitude end200 ft
Distance climb253 ft
Distance down704 ft
Distance flat178 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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