1 miles
Distance
367 ft
Climb
-634 ft
Descent
00:11:01
Avg time

Taura Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32325 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 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).

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.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -267 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,176 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,444 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,177 ft
  • Grade
    -3.441%
  • Grade max
    -67.187%
  • Grade min
    62.177%
  • Distance climb
    2,030 ft
  • Distance down
    4,952 ft
  • Distance flat
    770 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:01
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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      Taura Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 5:43pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Riding good, new section a bit firmer
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Removed layer of mud on sections & sloped for drainage.
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Removed muck from Taura.
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 3:40pm
      Aug 9, 2019
      Riding a bit slow wet in places, new start section still soft
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      Slips and clay on harvested section.The rest of it is all good though. Watch out for that feature, angle right over it.
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      • 52 miles avg distance
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      • 138 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
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