1 miles
Distance
349 ft
Climb
-866 ft
Descent
00:09:30
Avg time

Red Tape Details

  • Riding Area
    Whareroa Farm
    Paraparaumu
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21137 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Red Tape, received its name from all all the complex issues KMBC had to go through to be able to build the bridges and be able to open the trail.

Starts off in some nice jungle forest before long crossing a couple flood washed creeks (Bridged). It then sidles a hill (steep drop off in places) with a bit of a roller-coaster feel and tables built into the mix. Finishes off in open grasslands.

Access Info

From the top of the zig zag track

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red Tape bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -517 ft
  • Altitude min
    137 ft
  • Altitude max
    681 ft
  • Altitude start
    667 ft
  • Altitude end
    150 ft
  • Grade max
    -82.109%
  • Grade min
    94.149%
  • Distance climb
    1,538 ft
  • Distance down
    4,597 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,252 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:30
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Status:
on Nov 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to red-tape-21917 trailhead (-40.975890, 175.001240)
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Red Tape Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 18, 2018 @ 6:49pm
Nov 18, 2018
Nov 13, 2018 @ 11:05pm
Nov 13, 2018
In good condition, had a bit of a trim last weekend
Sep 16, 2018 @ 3:19pm
Sep 16, 2018
Track in great nic
Jul 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Jul 10, 2018
Way smoother than it was a month ago. There are a couple of spots where the cliff has fallen onto the trail - nothing major though.
Jun 28, 2018 @ 4:56pm
Jun 28, 2018
pretty wet and boggy for the first third upwards then pretty good.
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Photos

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Red Tape, My City
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Oct 27, 2017 @ 1:20pm
Oct 27, 2017
Red Tape, My City

7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Mattox (Dec 16, 2016 at 23:41)
 Track is mainly dry and fast but some ground moisture in first section.
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  • + 1
flag KiwiXC (Mar 6, 2017 at 22:27)
 The 2nd bridge is now complete. There is a bit of loose rock on the first left bend after the bridge but other wise the track is dry and fast.
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  • + 1
flag Mattox (Mar 25, 2017 at 1:36)
 Anyone know why track status is RED:closed or major issue?
Red banner at top of page states:This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned,***This track is not complete yet*** Stay off this trail until it is complete, or it will be shut down permanently.
Please clarify if open or not and if so why,
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  • + 1
flag mccmartini MCG (Mar 25, 2017 at 14:51)
 I'm pretty sure it is algood now. There were a lot of issues regarding consent and neighbouring landowners that were upset. The bridges have now been consented and built so all fully ride-able now. Hopefully they have a cool official opening sometime!
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  • + 1
flag Mattox (Mar 25, 2017 at 17:04)
 Yeah i was only up there a couple of days ago and was allgood,even then trailforks didnt have warning about it being closed until I saw it last night.
Be dumb if it was closed as track is primo.Cheers
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  • + 0
flag Mattox (May 27, 2017 at 13:49)
 Tree cross track just before first bridge.
Be ready to DUCK!!!!
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  • + 0
flag andy766c (Jun 2, 2018 at 20:12)
 Rides very nicely and pretty dry given the time of year. Big ups to those that conceived and built this.
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