3.0 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-638 ft
Descent
00:23:58
Avg time

Rotary Ride Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Huka Trails
    Taupo
  • Ref Number
    #2
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10837 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2262 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking

In recent years the Rotary Ride has been upgraded to improve the surface and gradients. It is however, a mountain bike track suitable for mountain bike riders. Inexperienced riders on unsuitable bikes will need to be prepared to walk the steeper sections.

Allow a leisurely 2-3 hours to complete the 5.5km trail from Spa Park to Huka Falls and back; or 5-6 hours if you choose to continue on to the Aratiatia Dam, which is another 7km along the river.

Trail deviates in areas from the map when returning to Spa Park from Huka Falls, but is very easy to follow. The trail is a two way track so take care on blind corners.Park map no 2

Access Info

The Rotary Ride track begins at the end of Spa Road in the Spa Thermal Park. You can leave your car here for your return, or be dropped off by a friend, family member or shuttle operator.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rotary Ride mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -131 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,134 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,316 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,266 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,135 ft
  • Grade
    -0.836%
  • Grade max
    -50.389%
  • Grade min
    38.973%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,030 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:36
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on May 26, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 174 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,481 rides
      • Last: Mar 13, 2022

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