1.6 miles
Distance
62 ft
Climb
-1,169 ft
Descent
00:19:51
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Te Ranga
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #5028 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4386 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
  • 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 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    443 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:51
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Status:
on Jan 10, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Te Ranga... Trail Reports

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      Jan 10, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Jan 10, 2022
      reporter
      Vegetation Cleared AF (Own report) IT/MC/CK/LT
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 11:45am
      Jan 10, 2022
      reporter
      Vegetation Cleared AF/IT/MC/CK/LT
      Dec 29, 2021 @ 8:18am
      Dec 29, 2021
      Downhill was running amazing. The return trail is seriously in need of a haircut (ride the road)
      Dec 27, 2021 @ 6:05pm
      Dec 27, 2021
      Overgrown vegetation Lower section of Te Ranga in the open badly in need of a weed wack and spray to get the grass under control. Can only ride...
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:48pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      Large sink hole in the trail just after the rocky section near the top
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 380 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 2:47pm
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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Sep 15, 2020
      38 |
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Rainbow Mountain Route - RideSpots.com
      8 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      mackg KBRA (Feb 25, 2020 at 23:17)
       Highly recommend riding this trail if you are in Rotorua. The climb up sucks in spots but it's absolutely worth it. First half of the trail is dark blue tech and the second part is just flowy goodness. Dirt was also still tasty even though everywhere else in town was dry and dusty.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Te Ranga @ Rainbow Mountain Rotorua
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      youtuber Best eBike ride - Te Ranga - Rainbow Mountain,...
      9:45 | 165 | Feb 20, 2020 , Rotorua
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      79 | Jun 13, 2021 , Rotorua
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      11:16 | 58 | May 12, 2021 , Rotorua
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