2 miles
Distance
62 ft
Climb
-1,169 ft
Descent
00:18:37
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Te Ranga
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1874
  • Year Opened
    2012

The Rainbow Mountain Trail is a mix of rock and native bush - magnificent - and the views from the top are sensational.

Well worth the steep and technical climb up (Te Tihi O Ruru) - and so is the grade 4 downhill that follows (Te RangaTrail) that will thrill and challenge your skills.

Kersosene Creek is close and so you can wallow in a hot pool at the end of the ride.

Access Info

Rainbow Mountain lies 26 km south-east of Rotorua, beside SH 5 (the Rotorua-Taupo highway). Approaching from Rotorua the carpark is situated just past the turnoff for SH 38 (the Murupara/ Waikeremoana highway), on the left-hand side of the road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,108 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,230 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,338 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,230 ft
  • Grade
    -13.456%
  • Grade max
    -41.961%
  • Grade min
    29.824%
  • Distance climb
    993 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    443 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:37
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Status:
on May 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to te-ranga-rainbow-mountain-trail trailhead (-38.319310, 176.387150)
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Te Ranga... Trail Reports

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May 31, 2018 @ 12:53am
May 31, 2018
Apr 27, 2018 @ 8:41pm
Apr 27, 2018
Riding like a dream at the moment
Mar 17, 2018 @ 2:53pm
Mar 17, 2018
Awesome condition at the moment. Watch it when you hit the fire road half way down, next trail sign is hidden in the bush
Dec 28, 2017 @ 2:30pm
Dec 28, 2017
Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:34pm
Sep 1, 2017
Amazing track. First third is a little washed out but still ride able. The last 2 thirds are GREAT FUN
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