3.1 miles
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-1,156 ft
Descent
00:21:04
Avg time

Split Enz Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #725 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #487 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking

The new Split Enz after the harvest, rebuilt with a new start location. Staying true to the nature of the trail that made it many rider's favourite back in 2007, the Rotorua Trails Trust rebuilt version retains the mellow, flowing style of the original. It is far longer though, with an insightful reading of the contours by the trail builders to milk as much distance and smoothness from the terrain as possible.
There’s a gentle descent the entire length of the trail - so little need for pedalling input. Riders are more likely to need to take a rest to ease their aching arms and sore faces from so much smiling on the long ride down
Although many corners have a consistent sweeping bend, there is the occasional turn that is a little tighter and requires riders to feather their brakes to roll around. Just enough to keep things interesting and make sure you're paying attention.
After the 2020-21 harvesting of Pondy New, Split Enz was extended to flow through the old Pondy area all the way to Roller Coaster, making it the longest trail in Whakarewarewa Forest. The open areas of this trail can succumb to frost damage, so please avoid when frosty.

Access Info

Accessed by the Time Warp climb from the summit of the Moerangi Road saddle. The view from the start of the trail currently wins the prize of the best view in the forest – a panorama including Green Lake, Mt Ruapehu and Rotorua City and the lake, worth an extended rest (there’s even a park bench up there) on a good day after the long climb

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More Stats for Split Enz mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,115 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,404 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade
    -6.8%
  • Grade max
    -29.9%
  • Grade min
    14.9%
  • Distance climb
    945 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,145 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:50
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      Split Enz Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2024 @ 7:52pm
      May 23, 2024
      May 10, 2024 @ 10:47am
      May 10, 2024
      Very bumpy but a fun ride!
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 3:53am
      Apr 15, 2024
      Mar 19, 2024 @ 2:41pm
      Mar 19, 2024
      reporter Tree Cleared.
      Mar 5, 2024 @ 3:30pm
      Mar 5, 2024
      tree across trail needs chainsaw to clear 50m from second road crossing
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      • 35.3 km avg distance
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