1,929 ft
Distance
-496 ft
Descent
00:14:03
Avg time

Pavlova Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pavlova mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -495 ft
  • Altitude min
    452 ft
  • Altitude max
    948 ft
  • Altitude start
    948 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
  • Grade
    -25.7%
  • Grade max
    -130.8%
  • Grade min
    1.5%
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    1,798 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:02
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Status:
on Feb 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Pavlova Trail Reports

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      Feb 12, 2021 @ 8:11pm
      Feb 12, 2021
      Hero dirt, get in quick while it lasts.
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:29am
      Aug 30, 2020
      Clay is decidedly slippery at the moment despite dry winter. Pretty tough to make some corners, but a real giggle. Photos of a nice easy bit.
      May 29, 2020 @ 12:05am
      May 29, 2020
      More like Grade 6+. Definitely not for your Nan or your Mum, or maybe even your uncle Greg, even though he's got the sickest whips ever and hucks...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 27 rides
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      Photos

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      May 29, 2020 @ 12:06am
      May 29, 2020

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 15, 2020 at 2:13)
       Amazing trail! Well done!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Iuripl (May 8, 2021 at 18:14)
       Best trail in Wainui.
      Hopefully it won't be dumbed down as is happening to the other tracks
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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