1,824 ft
21 ft
-154 ft
329 ft
High Point

Rough and Ready Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #64620 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened

Trail Description: As the trail construction moves into zone 5, the trailcrews are looking for new and innovative features for these trails. Zone 5 is unique in the Waitangi MTB Park as it has relatively gentle slopes, this means the trail builders have the opportunity to leave some sections of ground au-natural, and bench in where there is steeper side slopes. This grade 4 trail is a really interesting mix of off-camber natural trail sections with roots (shock roots!), interspersed with digger cut clay benches that act like catchers, allowing riders to apply pressure through their tyres, rebounding up onto the next section of natural ground. This dance of weighting and unweighting the bike is a fun skill to develop, and critical for riders wanting to progress to more difficult trails. Built by Lloyd Jenks and Charlie Makea of Southstar Trails, April 2017.

Access Info

Access from Top of Zone 5

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More Stats for Rough and Ready bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -134 ft
  • Altitude min
    190 ft
  • Altitude start
    329 ft
  • Altitude end
    195 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    382 ft
  • Distance down
    1,363 ft
  • Distance flat
    79 ft
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on Aug 25, 2018
Avg: 3 (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 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
  • 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
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Rough and Ready Trail Reports

Aug 25, 2018 @ 9:02pm
Aug 25, 2018
Definitely a bit rough, watch the off-camber roots
Feb 20, 2018 @ 1:41pm
Feb 20, 2018
Awesome, tiny bit wet but that adds to the fun
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