4,669 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-918 ft
Descent
00:08:58
Avg time

Taniwha National DH Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #2536 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Steep technical DH with optional big jumps and drops, fast and technical international level downhill race track.

This was the Rotorua DH venue for various nationals over the years and also the Oceanias in 2003 and an EWS stage in 2015.

The Taniwha continues to be the venue for club and national races. Lots of new lines cut over the years.

Very weather proof. World class.

source: Ride Rotorua

Bike Park

More Stats for Taniwha National DH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -915 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,096 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,096 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.474%
  • Grade min
    5.545%
  • Distance climb
    64 ft
  • Distance down
    4,554 ft
  • Distance flat
    51 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:39
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 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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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
Directions to taniwha-national-dh trailhead (-38.178160, 176.308470)
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Taniwha National DH Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 24, 2018 @ 6:31pm
Oct 24, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 @ 6:31pm
Oct 24, 2018
Tree across ride line , 6inchs wide
Sep 9, 2018 @ 1:56pm
Sep 9, 2018
Remove chest crusher tree on mushroom line
Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:23am
Apr 30, 2018
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Apr 23, 2018 @ 8:07pm
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Taniwha National DH, Auckland
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Mar 26, 2018 @ 11:49pm
Mar 26, 2018
Taniwha National DH, Rotorua

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag oweNickel (Feb 28, 2016 at 23:19)
 Another track that doesn't end. Left us wondering where to go. Last third has been logged.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag Startgas (May 19, 2016 at 14:04)
 Amazing trail when i was there 2014/2015. So many line choices!
[Reply]
  • + 0
flag SamBradbury (Jan 2, 2018 at 2:15)
 Epic!
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