1,728 ft
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-157 ft
Descent
327 ft
High Point

Rough and Ready Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Year Opened
    2017

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -132 ft
  • Altitude min
    190 ft
  • Altitude start
    327 ft
  • Altitude end
    195 ft
  • Grade
    -7.653%
  • Grade max
    -26.963%
  • Grade min
    9.281%
  • Distance climb
    347 ft
  • Distance down
    1,301 ft
  • Distance flat
    79 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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