2,871 ft
Distance
96 ft
Climb
-185 ft
Descent
00:05:03
Avg time

Turkish Delight Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #31487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking

It's a short steady climb in from the Katore Rd. entrance to where the Eastern Spice and Tokorangi Pa trails feed in, then mainly a descent through mature pines.

Turkish Delight crosses Soakhole track a couple of times - the junctions are well-sighted and sign-posted.
Do take care - the surface is looser volcanic soil than other trails in the area. Great in wet weather because it drains so fast, loose in dry weather because moisture doesn't hold in the soil at all and parts become like riding on marbles.

The exit gets a little steeper and rootier before delivering you onto Nursery Rd.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Most often ridden after descending on Eastern Spice or Tokorangi Pa trails (they both lead into Turkish Delight). There is also an entrance opposite the waste water treatment ponds on Katore Road - most riders that use this access point have got there by climbing up Lion trail.

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More Stats for Turkish Delight bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -89 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,196 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,337 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,285 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,196 ft
  • Grade
    -3.108%
  • Grade max
    -43.053%
  • Grade min
    25.816%
  • Distance climb
    1,272 ft
  • Distance down
    1,255 ft
  • Distance flat
    312 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:20
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on Oct 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 2.9 (10 votes)

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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Turkish Delight Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 377 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,802 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag karen222 (Nov 14, 2018 at 22:34)
       What has happened?! Roots removed from the trail, now a smooth flow trail, likely a Grade 2 now! Such a shame!
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