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Lion Trail

 

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GRADE: 2  LENGTH: 1.5km


BUILT: In 2005 by James Dodds and the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club. In September 2012, after forestry harvesting in the area the top section was re-aligned and extended through to exit on Katore Rd.


GETTING THERE: From the low point of Spruce Rd. Most often accessed by taking the right hand exit from B Rude Not 2 which takes the rider to the intersection of The Wash Rd. and Spruce Rd. Lion trail is a short distance along Spruce Rd.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION:

A reasonably steady climb with three main traverses across the face of the hill. The first traverse has a few short steeper pinch climbs mixed in. The second traverse has a slightly easier gradient through some spectacular big eucalyptus trees. The third traverse in the open area which has been logged, again with a couple of short pinch climbs in it. 

Helmet cam footage is supplied by Australian Mountain Bike Magazine

 

Lion, MTB Trail, Whaka Forest, Rotorua, New Zealand from Gregg Brown on Vimeo.


GETTING OUT: Exits on Katore Rd. Turn right and you are literally at the Paddy's Run (formerly called A Trail) entrance. Or keep heading up Katore Rd. for Katore Jumps or the trails from the top of Tokorangi Pa Rd. - K2, Corridor, Eastern Spice, North Face, Tokorangi or Gunna Gotta.

Or turn left and look for the entry to Turkish Delight on your right. 

Or keep heading down Katore Rd. to get to the Exit trails and Challenge block area.

So many options from this point - it's a great trail to provide you with lots of trail choices!

 


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:
I hate this trail cause it comes at the end of the 3D course and every climb hurts. One day I'll ride it first and see if it's as bad as I think.

 

Eden Chapman - 30/05/11 06:17pm

 

Mushroomspotting March 2010 - Scleroderma bovista, early fruiting species - this is the round puffball. Inocybe spp. - member of the LBM group...little brown mushrooms...like the Scleroderma, unfortunately not very tasteful and edible. www.scionresearch.com

 

Dr. Kat - 02/03/10 10:06am