4 miles
Distance
992 ft
Climb
-1,506 ft
Descent
00:56:41
Avg time

The Rameka Details

  • 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
    85 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 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
    00:56:41
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:00
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      The Rameka Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 12:40pm
      Oct 12, 2018
      Large Beach tree across the track about 2km in from Canaan
      May 31, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      May 31, 2018
      Tree down on the top section, nothing major though
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 12:05am
      Apr 15, 2018
      A little moist up top, but no major issues. Riding sweetly
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 1:40am
      Jun 8, 2017
      Apr 18, 2017 @ 10:15pm
      Apr 18, 2017
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      • 22 miles avg distance
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      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:41pm
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      The Rameka, Takaka
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      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:41pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      The Rameka, Takaka
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      Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:40pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      The Rameka, Takaka

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      Rameka track
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      Rameka Trail, Canaan Downs, Takaka, NZ
      2:59 | 172 | Aug 14, 2018 , Takaka
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      16:33 | 195 | May 6, 2018 , Takaka
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