Rotorua – Advanced mountain bike loop – Rainbow Mountain
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Difficulty: Black or Grade 5
Type of Riding: XC/All Mountain
Distance: 14 km
Elevation Gain: 620 meters
Ride Time: 2 – 3+ hours
Description: Rainbow Mountain is an great loop that is just south of Rotorua. For great views make sure you do the little out and back at the top of the climb. For more descending think about hitting the top half of the Rainbow Mountain Trail a second time by climbing back up on the fire road to hit the best part of the trail again. After the descent you can jump into the thermal Kerosene Creek for an incredibly unique experience.
We have this ride starting and finishing at the pub and gas station off State Highway 5. Your car will be way more secure here and you can finish with a meal and pint at the pub.
Thanks to Bike Culture for helping to build this route.
Key trails are: Te Ara Ahi, Rainbow Mountain Summit Track, Rainbow Mountain Trail
Rainbow Mountain Route – RideSpots.com on Trailforks.com