2,120 ft
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-47 ft
Descent
00:05:13
Avg time

Turkish Delight Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #31487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
    39 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,337 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,285 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,324 ft
  • Grade
    1.842%
  • Grade max
    -14.871%
  • Grade min
    25.816%
  • Distance climb
    1,218 ft
  • Distance down
    590 ft
  • Distance flat
    312 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:20
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Turkish Delight Trail Reports

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      Nov 1, 2018 @ 10:15pm
      Nov 1, 2018
      Tree down at katore Road entrance
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:50pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      reporter
      Drains opened general surface maintenance 15 sept
      Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:46am
      Sep 7, 2018
      There's a couple of trees half fallen and leaning on other trees above your head. No blockage But a good gust would be scary.
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:59pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      reporter
      General maintenance as part of RTT working B
      Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:32pm
      Jul 20, 2018
      occasional muddy spots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 12 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 13 miles avg distance
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      Turkish Delight, Rotorua

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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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