1,890 ft
Distance
-452 ft
Descent
00:16:51
Avg time

Pavlova Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #14254 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #14315 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2020

Steep, feral downhill trail through remnant native bush. Solid grade 5. Top section is sketchy and Morepork-esque, bottom section has some rather awkward drops. Still steep, we promise. Multiple line choices in a few sections, nothing is easy. Not for your gran unless she's keen as. XC bikes are a bad idea.
Ends with three drops. First one is natural and rollable. Second one is BIG and optional between two trees, on the right after the first drop. "Easy" line to the left. Landing is dodgy on this drop, so scout first and do not attempt unless very sure you can clear. Third drop has no easy line but is rollable if done right.

Info for walkers: Not an easy walk by any stretch of the imagination. Very steep sections, some scrambling needed. Best in the uphill direction, as it's easier to see bikes and you're less likely to slip.

Access Info

Access is off the northern end of Towai Traverse. Exit through the bush at the end. Finishes on an easy family-oriented trail.

Disclaimer

This is a bike priority track due to the steepness and difficult terrain.

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More Stats for Pavlova mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -453 ft
  • Altitude min
    495 ft
  • Altitude max
    952 ft
  • Altitude start
    948 ft
  • Altitude end
    495 ft
  • Grade
    -24%
  • Grade max
    -97.9%
  • Grade min
    3%
  • Distance climb
    10 ft
  • Distance down
    1,814 ft
  • Distance flat
    66 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:22
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on Feb 6, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 5 (10 votes)
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      Pavlova Trail Reports

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      Feb 6, 2024 @ 1:09am
      Feb 6, 2024
      Jan 12, 2024 @ 6:03pm
      Jan 12, 2024
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 3:10pm
      Nov 15, 2023
      Loose and leafy
      Oct 20, 2023 @ 12:44pm
      Oct 20, 2023
      Trail open again after winter closure. Please continue to keep off the trail after any heavy rain.
      May 22, 2023 @ 8:01pm
      May 22, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 78 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 436 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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