3 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-638 ft
Descent
00:21:50
Avg time

Rotary Ride Details

  • Riding area
    Huka Trails
    Taupo
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9626

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
More Stats for Rotary Ride mountain 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
    00:21:50
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rotary-ride trailhead (-38.672830, 176.088330)

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Mar 4, 2018 @ 5:58pm
Mar 4, 2018
Rotary Ride, Taupo
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 5:58pm
Mar 4, 2018
Rotary Ride, Taupo
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 5:58pm
Mar 4, 2018
Rotary Ride, Taupo
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Jan 31, 2018 @ 1:59pm
Jan 31, 2018
Rotary Ride, Taupo

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