1,929 ft
Distance
-496 ft
Descent
948 ft
High Point

Pavlova Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
  • Altitude change
    -495 ft
  • Altitude min
    452 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
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag longliveenduro (Mar 15, 2020 at 2:13)
       Amazing trail! Well done!
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