1 miles
Distance
186 ft
Climb
-833 ft
Descent
00:06:46
Avg time

Leaping Lizard Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13630 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Track starts off with a fast roller coaster style downhill along an old farm 4WD track. Either continue along down Leaping Lizard or branch off and head down Nikau.

Track switches back into single track after the more open double track in the middle portion of Leaping Lizard and is tight in places as it heads downhill in an 'old school' style mountain bike track. Track is steep and loose in places, tight and fast in others.

Access Info

From the end of Missing Link, head straight up the 4WD track rather than turning right into Aratihi and grind your way up for around 10 minutes. Alternatively, from the end of Sally Alley head up Upswing and turn left onto Upper Leaping Lizard shortly after reaching Aratihi.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Leaping Lizard bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -647 ft
  • Altitude min
    310 ft
  • Altitude max
    956 ft
  • Altitude start
    956 ft
  • Altitude end
    310 ft
  • Grade
    -11.561%
  • Grade max
    -73.15%
  • Grade min
    34.03%
  • Distance climb
    1,223 ft
  • Distance down
    4,205 ft
  • Distance flat
    165 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:46
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to leaping-lizard trailhead (-41.296719, 174.702401)
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Leaping Lizard Trail Reports

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Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
2 days
Dec 1, 2018 @ 9:24pm
Dec 1, 2018
Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:00pm
Sep 15, 2018
Aug 18, 2018 @ 7:34pm
Aug 18, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Jun 2, 2018
Running well, however there are some small ruts developing near the top of the trail to watch out for, especially when riding fast in wet weather.
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Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:32am
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Leaping Lizard, My City
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Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:32am
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Leaping Lizard, My City
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Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:32am
Aug 6, 2018
Leaping Lizard, My City

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Turaco (Jul 29, 2018 at 16:00)
 Below the junction with Supa Kanuka there are sustained steep relatively straight downhill sections. This is a good place to practice your braking control, but there are more fun ways to lose height.
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