3,027 ft
352 ft
-1,340 ft
1,523 ft
High Point

Ribs Details

  • Riding area
    Te Kopahou Reserve
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This is a difficult, though fun, track down to the World War II gun emplacements and bunkers at the southern tip of the Te Kopahau Reserve overlooking Sinclair Head.

From near the southern end of Te Kopahau drop down a 20% slope for 1.2km. Around the bottom of this slope Waipapa West heads off down to the adjacent valley floor - though don't think that's an easy way out. If you're still keen, then continue by going up 50m over the next 0.5km.

source: tracks.org
More Stats for Ribs mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -988 ft
  • Altitude min
    437 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,519 ft
  • Altitude end
    531 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,066 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag MattK222 (Apr 30, 2017 at 15:53)
 Do not try to ride this track, it is not actually rideable. Not sure how long ago if ever it was... but is not a bike track now (over grown and big land slips).
  • + 0
flag MattK222 (Apr 30, 2017 at 16:10)
 Disregard the last comment. It is the Ribs 'exit' trail that is not rideabl

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