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Pig Track and Piglet

 

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GRADE: 2  LENGTH: 1.1km (Pig); 0.5km (Piglet).


BUILT:


GETTING THERE: The Pig is a one way, predominantly descending trail to The Wash. Piglet is a two way trail linking from Nursery Rd. to The Pig.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION:

These are shared use trails, with two way traffic on Piglet, so be aware of other users.

'Le Cochon' et 'le Porcelet' That's French for the Pig and the Piglet; sounds sexier in French I think, and if you've ridden these trails lately you'd have noticed how they have been really tarted-up. 

There is not much technical or demanding about either trail, linking Katore Rd with the bottom of The Wash [Pig] or Nursery Rd [Piglet], but they are an essential ride if you are taking out a novice or a youngster on a tag-along. It's only the top section immediately below Katore Rd that is moderately steep with a bit of a rut, but that can be avoided.

Trail adoptee Ron Gee has certainly made a silk purse out of a sow's ear with these trails, which like many evolved from riders moving into a compartment after re-planting. Ron's passion for pork is there for all to see, with the edges mowed to keep back the spring growth and wooden gutters to channel the water off the trail to prevent rutting out. All that's missing is the crackling and apple sauce, but Ron has provided more garnish to these trails than any pork roast I've sat down to. Cheers, Dave D.


GETTING OUT:

Piglet is a link trail, delivering you either to the low point of Nursery Rd. or to further up Nursery Rd. Pig track exits on The Wash - turn right to get onto Nursery Rd. Turn left to head up towards the big intersection at Hot X Bun exit / B Rude Not 2 entry.


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Please ride within your limits, and be aware that trails can change with weather and heavy use from race events effecting their difficulty. Ride Rotorua will in no way be liable for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails listed on the Ride Rotorua website.

 

 

RIDERS COMMENTS:
This is a great link trail (coming from Grinder down Pig or from Katore out of Lion or up Piglet from Nursery/end of Creek) to go out to The Wash or Spruce to Tickler or back onto Nursery to Mad if You Don't). Great work, Ron - we love these trails!

 

bluedogSS - 11/11/08 05:46pm

 

Me and Evan Freshwater uncovered the Katore Road Exit Pig Trails... named after a famous local! We spent a few days walking around kicking and clearing after the planters had been thru...should develop beautifully as the forest there matures..allows a loop ride!!

 

Scarlet Manuka - 15/10/07 09:31pm