1 miles
Distance
915 ft
Climb
-58 ft
Descent
00:38:03
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Te Tihi O Ruru
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #14869 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Open to uphill mountain biking only, the Rainbow Mountain Summit Track is part of a fantastic mountain bike loop.

Start on the Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail (Grade 2 - Easy) from the carpark on SH 5 or at Te Ranga (Kerosene Creek). Ride uphill on Te Tihi O Ruru (the summit track) and descend on Te Ranga, a downhill mountain bike only track (Grade 4 - Advanced).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rainbow Mountain Summit Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    857 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,482 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,482 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,338 ft
  • Grade
    13.719%
  • Grade max
    -22.337%
  • Grade min
    55.966%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    675 ft
  • Distance flat
    197 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:03
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2018
Dry
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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • 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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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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Directions to rainbow-mountain-summit-track trailhead (-38.321535, 176.378170)
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Rainbow Mountain... Trail Reports

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Nov 13, 2018 @ 12:27am
Nov 13, 2018
Oct 19, 2018 @ 8:44pm
Oct 19, 2018
Very rutted and about 60% rideable.
May 31, 2018 @ 12:55am
May 31, 2018
First 2/3 sweet and rideable, last 1/3 muddy and a bit washed out. Simple hike a bike
Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:34pm
Sep 1, 2017
More walking than riding, but it has been wet and it was raining. Still worth it for the decent
Apr 17, 2017 @ 2:10am
Apr 17, 2017
Significant sloppy clay & ruts. About 3-4 parts that would be nearly achievable in the complete dry
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Nov 26, 2015
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