4 miles
Distance
992 ft
Climb
-1,506 ft
Descent
00:56:52
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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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 [+]
    • 70 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
  • 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
    00:56:52
  • Avg reverse time
    01:24:48
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2019
Dry
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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-rameka trailhead (-40.942890, 172.891570)
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      The Rameka Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 201 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      47 |
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:03am
      Nov 22, 2019
      259 |
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:41pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      258 |
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:41pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      245 |
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:40pm
      Nov 13, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Rameka track
      14 miles
      Big Rameka ride
      15 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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      Rameka Trail, Canaan Downs, Takaka, NZ
      2:59 | 514 | Aug 14, 2018 , Takaka
      Ride the Rameka
      16:33 | 580 | May 6, 2018 , Takaka
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