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.
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.
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More Stats for Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,121 ft
Altitude min1,220 ft
Altitude max2,341 ft
Altitude start2,341 ft
Altitude end1,220 ft
Distance climb983 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat637 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Te Ranga... Trail Reports
Mar 17, 2018 @ 2:53pmMar 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 @ 2:30pmDec 28, 2017
Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:34pmSep 1, 2017
|Amazing track. First third is a little washed out but still ride able. The last 2 thirds are GREAT FUN|
Apr 17, 2017 @ 2:10amApr 17, 2017
|Running pretty well even in the wet|
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:43pmDec 26, 2016
|Great trail, just a bit overg near the end.|
Routes with this trail
|Rainbow Mountain Route - RideSpots.com||8 miles|
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