1.8 miles
Distance
171 ft
Climb
-408 ft
Descent
00:16:57
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
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #43501 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1283 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 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.

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.

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
    -28%
  • Grade min
    26.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,710 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    410 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:56
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on Nov 26, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (6 votes)

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      Taura Trail Reports

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      Nov 26, 2021 @ 4:53pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      reporter Falcons nesting and dive bombing people. Avoid the trail if possible and definitely don't take dogs there.
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 2:09pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      As I exited No Brains and crossed the road to join into Taura I came across some idiots on motorbikes with cars parked at that spot. One car was a...
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Nov 8, 2021
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/LT
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 8:01pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      Fallen tree just inside the older Forest. Can climb over, chainsaw required. Beware of the Karearea, I was dive bombed by one there on Tuesday.
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Aug 28, 2021
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      • 5 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      • 146 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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