4.3 miles
Distance
992 ft
Climb
-1,506 ft
Descent
00:59:02
Avg time

The Rameka Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canaan Downs
    Takaka
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #19364 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Department of Conservation

A narrow, rooty, pedally, native forest singletrack with creek crossings that winds its way down toward Takaka. The first 5km of track rolls gently downhill with some pedalling required through rock garden sections and a few mostly rideable creek crossings. The last 1km of track loses elevation much more quickly.

Links on to the Pack Track, Great Expectations and The Klicks. Well worth making a day out of it.

Access Info

At the top of Takaka hill, turn onto Canaan road and continue to the carpark at the end. Turn right and ride up the 4wd track and left onto the Rameka track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Rameka mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -514 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,894 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,668 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,408 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,894 ft
  • Grade
    -2.273%
  • Grade max
    -69.884%
  • Grade min
    48.634%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,275 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:57
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Status:
on May 2, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Rameka Trail Reports

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      May 2, 2021 @ 11:51am
      May 2, 2021
      Rode from bottom of the track up to Canaan and back. Can drive up Rameka Creek Road to the bottom of the Rameka to save riding. First (bottom)...
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:03am
      Nov 22, 2019
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:02am
      Nov 22, 2019
      GTG
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:02am
      Nov 22, 2019
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:01am
      Nov 22, 2019
      GTG
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 28 rides
      • 50 miles avg distance
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      • 269 rides
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      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:41pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Rameka track
      14 miles
      Big Rameka ride
      15 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      MisterDirtPaws (Mar 17, 2020 at 15:57)
       Did this as an out and back from the Canaan/Harwood Hole CarPark. Great fun rooty ride both directions. Easy pedaling both ways and flows great both directions. We rode down to the LRT entrance, then back and around Canaan Loop. Rad local trailbuilers have been building flowy fun new trail bypassing the old 4WD sections. Kudos on great trailbuilding to the local club.. From the top of LRT it was an easy climb back and ride back to Canaan Car Park. We were time limited on this ride. If I do it again it will be an epic from Takaka downtown up the climbing tracks around Canaan and back down to town.
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      • + 1
      glamarche (Oct 24, 2020 at 22:18)
       Excellent track. bits of technical sections in places, roots and rocks. few small streams to cross. all more or less rideable, but all easily walked across. the last part - historic Rameka blast - is easier than the level 4 announced. we rode up Takaka Hill... that is tough!
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      • + 0
      creiland (Jan 7, 2021 at 15:23)
       Epic trail. Rooty rocky techy stuff. Pedally for the first bit but not annoyingly so. Definitely wouldn’t give it a grade 4, my mate road it on a gravel bike with no suspension in the pouring rain. Solid grade 3
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      Rameka Trail, Canaan Downs, Takaka, NZ
      2:59 | 697 | Aug 14, 2018 , Takaka
      Ride the Rameka
      16:33 | 843 | May 6, 2018 , Takaka
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