The Tickler Details
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.
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).
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More Stats for The Tickler mountain bike trail
Altitude change44 ft
Altitude min1,227 ft
Altitude max1,351 ft
Altitude start1,307 ft
Altitude end1,351 ft
Distance climb2,743 ft
Distance down1,772 ft
Distance flat751 ft
Avg reverse time00:03:54
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Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
Routes with this trail
|WHAKA100 Official 2017 race||65 miles|
|WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race||32 miles|
|Whaka 100 2016 race||61 miles|
|Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) race||26 miles|
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