3,950 ft
Distance
-412 ft
Descent
00:06:17
Avg time

Tihi o Tawa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • 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 [+]
    • 60 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
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
    00:06:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:18
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Status:
on Nov 18, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Tihi o Tawa Trail Reports

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      Nov 18, 2021 @ 5:47pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/LT
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 9:45am
      Nov 17, 2021
      Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 9:26pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/LT Still one more to get
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 4:22pm
      Nov 11, 2021
      Tree down across trail about 1/4 way down. Looks like some riders have used it to launch off but more of a surprise stop if you don't know its...
      Nov 10, 2021 @ 1:59pm
      Nov 10, 2021
      reporter Tree Down towards the top. Look rotten. Not too far from the top, not long after the first hard left hand turn. (FB MSGR)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 247 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,097 rides
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      Dec 22, 2020 @ 5:51pm
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      Sep 17, 2020 @ 2:16am
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      Sep 17, 2020 @ 2:16am
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      Jul 6, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Jul 6, 2020

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Kirstyc (May 14, 2017 at 17:12)
       Extremely rooty.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Entertainment (Aug 19, 2020 at 4:34)
       Great ride, it's a 3-4 grade but very manageable if you take care. There is a rooted section but not to hard
      Dale
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      donalduck (Oct 15, 2021 at 1:31)
       This is a G4 trail by any definition and should be labelled as such. It’s a bit rich that Whaki ‘G3’ and this trail have the same grading. What’s the point if trails aren’t graded properly?
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