2,999 ft
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-330 ft
Descent
00:04:07
Avg time

Taniwha Details

  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Old School Single Track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #44981 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The trail is pretty muddy all year round due to several creeks crossing it. It's narrow and technical all the way down, but rewards you by linking straight to Bee Line, then across the fire road straight onto G-Drop for some high speed shredding.

be prepared to eat some low flying branches at all times.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Taniwha bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -255 ft
  • Altitude min
    929 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,184 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,184 ft
  • Altitude end
    929 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.586%
  • Grade min
    17.318%
  • Distance climb
    793 ft
  • Distance down
    2,088 ft
  • Distance flat
    118 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:07
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Status:
on Dec 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • 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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      Taniwha Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:07am
      Dec 11, 2018
      Random horse has been slashed out all along. Ferns are close but they're friendly. Some wet muddy areas, the big ruts near the end before the...
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 4:18am
      Sep 22, 2018
      I always ride this one last haha with technical rocky creek crossings and mud bogs all year round which my dog thinks are awesome. Otherwise all...
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 7:35pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Track is pretty damp and slimmy. Ridable but slippery with a number of shallow muddy puddles.
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 7:04pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      Some magic trail fairy has kindly cut back all the overhanging branches and cutting grass. Rides like a totally different track .
      Dec 23, 2017 @ 2:15am
      Dec 23, 2017
      Track needs to be renamed to ‘shredder’ due to the amount of toi toi, and gorse that has encroached the track!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 86 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Medium Loop 2
      3 miles

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