3,916 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-470 ft
Descent
00:07:02
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
    #15203 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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

Bike Park

More Stats for Tihi o Tawa 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
    00:07:02
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (11 votes)

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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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Oct 9, 2018 @ 5:49pm
Oct 9, 2018
Definitely a Grade 4 trail.
Sep 15, 2018 @ 1:26pm
Sep 15, 2018
large dropoff - maybe an XXX sign or something. Also, the grade of the trail needs revising - it's harder than a grade 3, and also it leads into a...
Sep 14, 2018 @ 7:53pm
Sep 14, 2018
one very big dropoff - well over grade 3. Roots not so bad to ride after a week of dry weather
Aug 13, 2018 @ 5:09pm
Aug 13, 2018
Some mud, but very rideable.
Jul 27, 2018 @ 10:07pm
Jul 27, 2018
reporter
Clearing drains, fixing muddy bits, etc with Ritchie
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Sep 15, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Sep 15, 2018
Tihi o Tawa, Rotorua
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Jul 27, 2018 @ 10:08pm
Jul 27, 2018
Tihi o Tawa, Rotorua
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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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