3.1 miles
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-1,186 ft
Descent
00:21:22
Avg time

Split Enz Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • 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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 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.

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
    -1,110 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,411 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,399 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade
    -6.8%
  • Grade max
    -37.2%
  • Grade min
    20.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,588 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,102 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:50
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on Jun 29, 2022
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Avg: 4.65 (36 votes)
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      Split Enz Trail Reports

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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:23pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      reporter
      June Adopter Maintenance Hours 10 hours over 4 days. Travel time not included
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 3:40pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      Running fast. Grinch area could do with a blow and drainage
      May 31, 2022 @ 3:41pm
      May 31, 2022
      reporter
      May Adopter Maintenance hours 17.5 hours over 7 days Travel Time not included
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:17pm
      May 21, 2022
      reporter
      Tree cleared
      May 20, 2022 @ 6:58pm
      May 20, 2022
      tree down just after the first road crossing. can't move by hand. small chainsaw needed.
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      • 24 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 718 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 5,437 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      Pete31 (Apr 10, 2022 at 1:53)
       So far this is the most fun downhill track I've done in the park, flows really nice with great speed, rutted sections add to the smiles as you hold on tight. Legs definitely are feeling the burn by the end though.
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