4,237 ft
Distance
46 ft
Climb
-590 ft
Descent
00:11:32
Avg time

Rock Garden Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Nov - Apr
  • Global Ranking
    #21446 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

As it's name suggests, it is a garden or rocks (if you can call it a garden).

This is a very tricky bit of trail to ride. Some of the drops are large with no consistent line to them meaning if you're not carrying enough speed the rocks at the base of each drop will bring to a quick halt and if you're carrying too much speed you're likely to hurt yourself - and remember you're in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone coverage.

Access Info

From the clearing of Deadwood

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock Garden bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -544 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,094 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,094 ft
  • Grade max
    -75.733%
  • Grade min
    23.275%
  • Distance climb
    339 ft
  • Distance down
    3,728 ft
  • Distance flat
    170 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:24
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Status:
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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 rock-garden-21464 trailhead (-40.981360, 175.072570)
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
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      • 149 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Karapoti Classic race
      24 miles

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