3 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-638 ft
Descent
00:23:49
Avg time

Rotary Ride Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Huka Trails
    Taupo
  • Ref Number
    #2
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3545 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 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.

More Stats for Rotary Ride bike 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 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,030 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:49
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Status:
on Apr 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Rotary Ride Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 99 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 950 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      100 |
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:38am
      Nov 1, 2018
      101 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      124 |
      Mar 4, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 4, 2018
      103 |
      Mar 4, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 4, 2018

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