The English language translation of the Maori word Taura is - Tether, rope, cable, cord. In this case it represents a tether that connects the outback trails with the inner trails of Whakarewarewa forest).
Don't be fooled by the Grade 3 designation. As a hand built trail there are several features that are closer to Grade 4 in difficulty. It is still new and settling in at the time of this writing (January 2016) so will firm up in the coming seasons.
At the end of Taura there is a new return loop on Yellow Brick Road Trail. This short section is built at the same grade as the rest of Yellow Brick Road.
Keep in mind that the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Road. is off limits to riders - make use of Taura trail to link back towards the inner network of trails.
Starts on Tikitapu Rd, very close to the intersection with the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Rd.
Riders coming from the end of Kung Fu Walrus trail will appreciate this option to avoid either the big climb over Moerangi Rd. or the long slog around Sandstone/Fern Drive to get back to the inner network trails.
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More Stats for Taura mountain bike trail
Altitude change-267 ft
Altitude min1,176 ft
Altitude max1,512 ft
Altitude start1,444 ft
Altitude end1,177 ft
Distance climb2,030 ft
Distance down4,952 ft
Distance flat770 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
Routes with this trail
|Advanced Mountain Bike Loop from town - RideSpots.com||22 miles|
|2016 Nduro Winter Series Race 1- Long Course||26 miles|
|XTERRA 2016 MTB Leg race||15 miles|
|Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2017, #2 race||23 miles|
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