4,288 ft
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-433 ft
Descent
1,588 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Royale with Cheese Trail
  • Hokonui Bikers
    since 4
    Maintainer

Royale with Cheese Details

  • Riding Area
    Gore
    gore
  • AKA
    on a fatman with a stutter.
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #10418 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2005
  • Land Manager
    DOC

Fast narrow single track into natural steep rock and root gardens (segment-Royale with cheese) for the first half then into man made drops(segment-Wet Rubber) and jumps with flow berms to finish off. Full run thru both segments called "Fatman with a stutter" (on strava) or original name "Hokonui Bikers Fence to Fence". One section is a challenge during the winter this will be made more wet weather friendly in the future.

Access Info

From end of Pope road follow track through paddock to start of the wide Waterace trail, ride up 20 mins until you get to the link track. Ride up the short link track then turn left at the next intersection. Ride push up for 30 mins until you get to the end of the manuka and hit the fence. Turn around and ride down right to the bottom!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Royale with Cheese bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -412 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,176 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,588 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,176 ft
  • Grade
    -9.606%
  • Grade max
    -43.074%
  • Grade min
    11.648%
  • Distance climb
    332 ft
  • Distance down
    3,017 ft
  • Distance flat
    939 ft
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2018
Wet
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • 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 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
  • TTF TTF
  • 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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      Royale with Cheese Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:21am
      Apr 17, 2018
      May 25, 2016 @ 11:49pm
      May 25, 2016
      Very Slippery, will be no new KOMs up here till summer!
      May 22, 2016 @ 1:11am
      May 22, 2016
      Feb 7, 2016 @ 11:19am
      Feb 7, 2016
      Running well
      Oct 3, 2015 @ 12:00am
      Oct 3, 2015
      Drying out and running well. Get up there and make the most of it and explore all new trails that have been recently dug!
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      Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:54pm
      Aug 26, 2015
      Royale with Cheese, Invercargill
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      Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:53pm
      Aug 26, 2015
      Royale with Cheese, Invercargill

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