3,889 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-791 ft
Descent
00:13:11
Avg time

Kataore Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Blue Lake DH
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #7502 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6891 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

A superb technical, rooty, off-camber natural beauty. Hand-built, with lots of small drops (especially in the corners). Exits at the Blue Lake.

Access Info

Proceed along Tuhoto Ariki until you see the sign on your left.

More Stats for Kataore mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -757 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,535 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,316 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,292 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,535 ft
  • Grade max
    -156.7%
  • Grade min
    14.581%
  • Distance climb
    693 ft
  • Distance down
    3,048 ft
  • Distance flat
    148 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:15
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (17 votes)
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      Kataore Trail Reports

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      Apr 21, 2022 @ 4:20pm
      Apr 21, 2022
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/RA
      Apr 19, 2022 @ 5:07pm
      Apr 19, 2022
      Tree partially down about half way down the track. Passable but have to duck underneath.
      Feb 27, 2022 @ 2:45pm
      Feb 27, 2022
      reporter
      Public clearing of vines on their ride down
      Feb 8, 2022 @ 3:34pm
      Feb 8, 2022
      reporter
      Cleared Fallen Tree AF (Own report) CK
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 1:38pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      Tree down near bottom, can ride under but will could clothesline a tall rider
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 112 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 698 rides
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      Apr 19, 2022 @ 5:07pm
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      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:26am
      Jul 7, 2016
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      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:25am
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      286 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:25am
      Jul 7, 2016

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      muttongun (Jul 7, 2016 at 1:10)
       Awesome trail, had heavy rain on Wednesday, rode trail on Sunday and it was mint, not affected at all by the wet weather.
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      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 6, 2019 at 17:20)
       Awesome natural tech trail through the native forest. A must do!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Samwak (Jan 30, 2022 at 11:40)
       The rooty steps get bigger and more gnarly as you make your way down. Very technical
      [Reply]





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