2,617 ft
Distance
00:04:35
Avg time

Puarenga Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Global Ranking
    #43981 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Nothing technical, just tranquill and relaxing. Runs parallel to Ball & Chain which is on other side of the stream. There is also a cruisy link track from the Duck Pond and Larch Roads intersection down to Puarenga.

Great link track in a picturesque part of our forest, Puarenga features bench seats along the trail for time-out. A beautiful traditional Maori carving stands as a guardian over the trail about half-way through.

The perfect place to cruise and stop for a bite to eat, especially on a hot summer's day.

Puarenga - Flowers of Sulphur - refers to sulphur particles floating on the surface, sometimes joining together, resembling petals of flowers, hence the name... from The History and Placenames of Rotorua by the late, great Don Stafford (thanks to Kiri Jarden at RDC for the heads-up).

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

One end is at the water tank at the end of Mad If You Don't trail (the intersection of Nursery Road. and 8 Mile Gate Road.) The other end is at the intersection of Larch Road and Hill Road. Access it from either end, because it's a two way, shared use trail.

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More Stats for Puarenga bike trail
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:02
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Status:
on Nov 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2 (1 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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  • 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
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to puarenga trailhead (-38.184290, 176.273490)
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Puarenga Trail Reports

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Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:33pm
Nov 25, 2018
Sep 27, 2018 @ 6:52pm
Sep 27, 2018
Metalled more soft spots
Sep 23, 2018 @ 3:53pm
Sep 23, 2018
Metal placed in boggy area
Sep 22, 2018 @ 2:10pm
Sep 22, 2018
Feb 9, 2018 @ 5:11pm
Feb 9, 2018
Nice ride in beautiful bush
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Aug 6, 2015 @ 3:06am
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