1.8 miles
Distance
170 ft
Climb
-407 ft
Descent
00:14:42
Avg time
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Taura Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #43501 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1283 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking

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.

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.
The open areas of this trail can succumb to frost damage, so please avoid when frosty.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts on Green Lake Road near Sandstone Road. It intersects with Tikitapu Rd, goes along the road a bit and then the trail continues 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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -237 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,502 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,418 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -27.9%
  • Grade min
    26.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,710 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    325 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:56
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on Mar 28, 2024
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Avg: 3.9 (9 votes)
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      Taura Trail Reports

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      Mar 28, 2024 @ 2:44pm
      Mar 28, 2024
      Quite a few potholes appearing mainly first part of the trail would make for a smoother ride if filled in.
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 12:17pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      From lake access Rd to String Rd - Blown
      Dec 27, 2023 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2023
      reporter
      Cut back all broom hanging in riding line still would need a daisy cut
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 8:24pm
      Dec 23, 2023
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 8:23pm
      Dec 23, 2023
      Pretty but as someone else noted this is very quickly getting overgrown. I rode it a week ago and the difference today was very distinct. Some...
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      • 5 rides
      • 30.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 280 rides
      • 38.3 km avg distance
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      • 2,001 rides
      • Last: Mar 23, 2024

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