1 miles
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-302 ft
Descent
00:13:08
Avg time
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Waaraki Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #59507 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Trail Description: Take in the stunning views of the Bay of Islands as you huss down this 2.4km trail littered with perfect cupping berms and rollers that have you floating and popping all the way down. It is one of the longest downhill runs in the park and you can reach speeds of up to 40 kmph. Built by Ryan Lovet and Martin Connell for Andrew Younger Contracting Feb 2017.

Trail name origin: Waaraki (Waah – rah – kee )
Whakapapa is of primary importance to Maori. It represents a layer of generations upon another layer. Reciting your genealogy or whakapapa is a way of acknowledging your ancestral lineage, blood lines and kinship ties to close family relatives. For example, in the early 1800’s a chief named Waaraki once resided upon these lands where the trees stand within the Waitangi Endowment Forest. Waaraki’s ancestry connected him to many famous Bay of Island tribes or hapu such as Ngai Tahuhu, Ngati Awa, Ngati Tautahi, Ngai Tawake, Ngati Pou, Ngati Hineira, Ngati Rangi and many others. However, despite his close affiliations to all these strong and noble tribes, Waaraki secured his seniority in Waitangi via the status of his grandfather Kauteawha who was a well known Waitangi chief of the Ngati Rahiri tribe.

Access Info

Off Zone 3 climbing track

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waaraki bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -262 ft
  • Altitude min
    135 ft
  • Altitude max
    398 ft
  • Altitude start
    397 ft
  • Altitude end
    135 ft
  • Grade
    -3.489%
  • Grade max
    -32.321%
  • Grade min
    11.11%
  • Distance climb
    1,297 ft
  • Distance down
    4,207 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,006 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:08
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Trail Conditions
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Waaraki Trail Reports

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      Jun 10, 2017 @ 12:17am
      Jun 10, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 39 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 54 rides
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