2 miles
Distance
62 ft
Climb
-1,169 ft
Descent
00:18:05
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
    #2164 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain 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) 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
    00:18:05
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Status:
on Jan 11, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.85 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • One Direction

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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Te Ranga... Trail Reports

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      Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:15am
      Jan 11, 2019
      Awesome track worth the climb. Would ride better for knowing what is coming up. Little bit over grown
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 175 rides
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      Aug 28, 2018
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      Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Aug 28, 2018
      Te Ranga (Rainbow Mountain Trail)

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