1.6 miles
Distance
62 ft
Climb
-1,169 ft
Descent
00:22:17
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  • 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
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 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.

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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
    00:22:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:14
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on Feb 20, 2024
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Avg: 4.9 (18 votes)
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      Te Ranga... Trail Reports

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      Feb 20, 2024 @ 1:04pm
      Feb 20, 2024
      Tree down on bottom half, just above the S turn.
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 6:42pm
      Feb 8, 2024
      Fallen tree still there.
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 11:38am
      Feb 3, 2024
      Tree down just as you start the fast second half. Maybe 200m in. Be careful cause you come really quick into that section
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 5:16pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      Track is running mint! So much fun! Just don't try the trail after Te Ranga, the one that runs paralel to the gravel road, it's quite overgrown.
      Aug 21, 2023 @ 8:49pm
      Aug 21, 2023
      Running really nicely. The last 250m through the blackberry and broom needs a cut back before spring. No trees down.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 621 rides
      • Last: Apr 3, 2024

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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:22pm
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