3,916 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-470 ft
Descent
00:06:45
Avg time

Tihi o Tawa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15203 in Mountain 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

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
    00:06:45
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.2 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
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      Tihi o Tawa Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:49pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      This trail is awesome, bit sloppy here and there but that’s part of it up there
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:56pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      a soft corner or two and messy "B"-lines appearing around rooty sections
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      in great shape, considering the recent rain
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 7:56pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 2:13pm
      Feb 23, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 219 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 938 rides
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      Photos

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      28 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 1:28pm
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      Jul 27, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 27, 2018
      33 |
      Apr 9, 2018 @ 10:35pm
      Apr 9, 2018
      230 |
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 8:15pm
      Oct 20, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Kirstyc (May 14, 2017 at 17:12)
       Extremely rooty.
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