3,889 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-791 ft
Descent
00:12:29
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • 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
    #12127 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 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.

Bike Park

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
    00:12:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:40
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Kataore Trail Reports

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      Nov 12, 2020 @ 11:20am
      Nov 12, 2020
      reporter
      Tree report on Fbk. Trail completely blocked by a few trees and supplejack. As it was DOC land, had to get CK to attend. Tree was cleared 24...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 8:50pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      reporter
      Tree cleared. Report from Instagram - CK & LT
      Jan 3, 2020 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 3, 2020
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 10:36am
      Feb 5, 2018
      The trail's riding really good. Pretty dry with only the odd damp spot. Pleasantly surprised with the recent rain :)
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 1:49pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Was awesome, slick on the roots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 103 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 456 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 12, 2020 @ 2:07pm
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      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:26am
      Jul 7, 2016
      332 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:25am
      Jul 7, 2016
      270 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 1:25am
      Jul 7, 2016

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      Trail Products

      2 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 6, 2019 at 17:20)
       Awesome natural tech trail through the native forest. A must do!
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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