3,950 ft
Distance
-412 ft
Descent
00:06:39
Avg time

Tihi o Tawa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2756 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2357 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking

Opened late December, 2011, this trail is likely to be one of the best on the hill.
Starts at the very top of Tawa (take the Tuhoto entrance and Te Tihi o Tawa branches to the right about 50m in), finishes via a link into the bottom of Billy T. Designed to be a Grade 3 for lesser mortals who like flow and not roots. It will get wet and very sticky in the rain due to being built in native bush and be more of a Grade 4.
This trail is in place thanks to Tuhourangi and the Department of Conservation particularly Simon Alefosio-Tuck.

source: Ride Rotorua
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More Stats for Tihi o Tawa mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -412 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,111 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,525 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,523 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,110 ft
  • Grade
    -10.4%
  • Grade max
    -34.4%
  • Grade min
    2.7%
  • Distance climb
    82 ft
  • Distance down
    3,681 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:38
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on Jul 8, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (29 votes)
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      Tihi o Tawa Trail Reports

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      Jul 8, 2024 @ 3:33am
      Jul 8, 2024
      Mint
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 8:08pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      Trail running mint. trees down, small one hand sawable, large one chain saw. Just before the first timber ground bridge, coordinate with photo.
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 2:40am
      Feb 18, 2024
      Nice trail, lots of roots. The climb up to the start is a bit grenadey towards the end.
      Dec 17, 2023 @ 12:06am
      Dec 17, 2023
      Aug 26, 2023 @ 4:55am
      Aug 26, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 6 rides
      • 33.9 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 279 rides
      • 33.3 km avg distance
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      • 4,044 rides
      • Last: Jul 19, 2024

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      Dec 22, 2020 @ 5:51pm
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      Jul 6, 2020 @ 7:26am
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