5,136 ft
Distance
418 ft
Climb
-69 ft
Descent
00:23:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mad Cow Trail

Mad Cow Details

  • Riding Area
    Whitford Forest
    Auckland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Mostly all year round
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Mad Cow starts at the bottom of Wild Turkey. Its is the hill climb trail that takes you back to the road on top of the ridge. Its starts of with a technical gradual climb through a section of native in the valley floor. A few off camber rooty sections and some switches get you warmed up for when you enter the pines section. This is where a series of hand crafted benches and climbing turns takes you back to the top. When you think its all over, you still have 300 mtrs of climbing road to get to the exit of the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mad Cow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    348 ft
  • Altitude min
    187 ft
  • Altitude max
    554 ft
  • Altitude start
    187 ft
  • Altitude end
    535 ft
  • Grade
    6.782%
  • Grade max
    -7.631%
  • Grade min
    59.032%
  • Distance climb
    3,392 ft
  • Distance down
    1,538 ft
  • Distance flat
    206 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:11
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Status:
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Directions to mad-cow-36589 trailhead (-36.951238, 175.040660)
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Mad Cow Trail Reports

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Mar 5, 2018 @ 12:34pm
Mar 5, 2018
reporter Trail is open however there are slips to contend with
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1 Review & Comments

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flag TimmyAnd (Mar 10, 2018 at 12:11)
 At about halfway point is major slip. Maybe could climb over but would be hard.
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THTC - Mad Cow Uphill Track
2:41 | 665 | Nov 10, 2014 , Auckland
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