3,889 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-791 ft
Descent
00:13:21
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
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  • 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
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 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.

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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
    00:13:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:35
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on Feb 23, 2024
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Avg: 4.55 (18 votes)
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      Kataore Trail Reports

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      Feb 23, 2024 @ 8:02pm
      Feb 23, 2024
      cut back ferns and supple jack top to bottom of trail is all clear to ride.
      Feb 15, 2024 @ 7:48pm
      Feb 15, 2024
      reporter
      Cut back the vege on lower section.
      Dec 5, 2023 @ 12:18am
      Dec 5, 2023
      Rode trail 3 days ago and conditions were perfect. This trail has lots of exposed roots, ruts and drops and is challenging to ride but this is...
      Mar 11, 2023 @ 2:18am
      Mar 11, 2023
      Hard to say if it has issues or if it just a poor trail. It’s a Black trail but only because it’s not really a very good trail. Lots of steep...
      Feb 20, 2023 @ 5:37pm
      Feb 20, 2023
      reporter
      Clear of trees and now open after the Cyclone CK/CE
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 840 rides
      • Last: Feb 24, 2024

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