5,233 ft
Distance
159 ft
Climb
-41 ft
Descent
00:09:49
Avg time

The Tickler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1759 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #361 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking

The Tickler has a fast section at the start, dropping down to the creek. This section was revised in September 2012, to bypass the original entrance section. This was technical and suffered from rain and braking ruts making it harder than the grade 3 designation of the trail.

Shortly after the creek crossing there is a short but tricky pinch climb to a clearing with a few of the remaining Californian Redwoods from the orignal stand of forest. Take a moment here and keep your eyes and ears open. One of the NZ native falcons released in 2013 has been making itself at home in this area.

The next stage follows the profile and style of the original trail which was lost in the 2011 harvesting activity. It is a gradual climb from the stand of Redwoods – no steep sections, just a gradual climb that winds its way up.
Normally handles wet weather well. The occasional hard frost in the middle of winter can make it slippery as the frozen surface softens during the day.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starting from the skid site at the end of Spruce Rd (you get there via Katore Jumps or another favorite, Paddy's Run (formerly called A Trail).

More Stats for The Tickler mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    118 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,281 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,285 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,404 ft
  • Grade
    2.3%
  • Grade max
    -6.9%
  • Grade min
    14.4%
  • Distance climb
    3,012 ft
  • Distance down
    1,237 ft
  • Distance flat
    984 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:11
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on May 24, 2022
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Avg: 2.9 (18 votes)
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      The Tickler Trail Reports

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      May 24, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      2 days
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/AF
      May 22, 2022 @ 2:32pm
      May 22, 2022
      reporter Hanging Tree on Tickler along uphill section before the big drop just after the split to the Wash.
      Apr 14, 2022 @ 1:02am
      Apr 14, 2022
      reporter
      Cleared 2 trees CK/LT
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 1:58pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      Mar 5, 2022 @ 3:42pm
      Mar 5, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 837 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,480 rides
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      May 22, 2022 @ 2:37pm
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      Dec 4, 2021 @ 4:40pm
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      Dec 4, 2021 @ 4:40pm
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      Feb 18, 2019 @ 10:46am
      Feb 18, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:41)
       I really enjoyed the top(downhill) section of the tickler. After about 2.5-3 minutes or so the trail starts to flatten out in sections meaning you need to get those legs pumping again. Felt a bit tedious after 5 hours of riding.Would be a good ride if you still had ample energy in the tank or where after a quick fix
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      The Tickler, Rotorua - The ORIGINAL line at...
      1:14 | 409 | Oct 30, 2019 , Rotorua
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