986 ft
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-188 ft
Descent
00:02:05
Avg time

North Face Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on Trail
    Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #12552 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Bike Park

More Stats for North Face 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
    -42.897%
  • Grade min
    36.728%
  • Distance climb
    113 ft
  • Distance down
    873 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:02
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to north-face-27711 trailhead (-38.167320, 176.275180)

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Routes with this trail

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

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