986 ft
36 ft
-188 ft
Avg time

North Face Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail
    Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking

Steep, technical downhill with a deliberately low key approach to the build. It is natural and raw and will change as it gradually wears with traffic and weather.

This is a serious grade 5 - once it gets steep it stays steep through to the end, so don't take someone down this track in gym shoes and a $400 hardtail. It wont end well.

When the gradient eases there is an old school gap jump, with a B-line to the left. The jump doesn't have much flow so needs a reasonable amount of speed going in to clear it smoothly. It is not rollable, so don't try that!

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

After riding the first open section of Corridor trail, drop into the pine trees and you'll soon come to three options - Left is the continuation of Corridor. Right is Eastern Spice. Straight ahead is North Face.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Face mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -153 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,321 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,357 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    113 ft
  • Distance down
    873 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 9, 2017
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to north-face-27711 trailhead (-38.167320, 176.275180)


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Routes with this trail

Hot Cross Buns/Eastern Spice route - RideSpots.com
16 miles
EWS Rotorua 2017 race
37 miles

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