3,916 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-470 ft
Descent
00:06:52
Avg time

Tihi o Tawa Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking

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
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tihi o Tawa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -457 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,030 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,493 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,487 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,030 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.52%
  • Grade min
    6.519%
  • Distance climb
    281 ft
  • Distance down
    3,256 ft
  • Distance flat
    379 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:52
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Status:
on Jun 14, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tihi-o-tawa trailhead (-38.180380, 176.314710)
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Tihi o Tawa Trail Reports

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Jun 14, 2018 @ 1:53pm
Jun 14, 2018
Wet and lovely.
Apr 6, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Apr 6, 2018
Couple of muddy spots. Only adds to the fun.
Mar 15, 2018 @ 1:40am
Mar 15, 2018
Baaarp
Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:21pm
Mar 3, 2018
Restored to its former glory, good to go
Feb 24, 2018 @ 3:54pm
Feb 24, 2018
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Apr 9, 2018 @ 10:35pm
Apr 9, 2018
Tihi o Tawa, Rotorua
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Oct 20, 2016 @ 8:15pm
Oct 20, 2016
Tihi o Tawa, Rotorua

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1 Review & Comments

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flag Kirstyc (May 14, 2017 at 17:12)
 Extremely rooty.
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