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Te Tihi o Tawa

 

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Grade: 3/4  Length: 2.4kms.


Built: By Richard Caudwell and a small band of trail pixies. Opened in December 2011. This trail is in place thanks to Tuhourangi and the Department of Conservation, particularly Simon Alefosio-Tuck.


Getting there: From the summit of Tawa Rd. take the Tuhoto entrance and Te Tihi o Tawa branches to the right about 50m in (it is clearly signposted).

Get there with a 5 minute climb from the shuttle drop off, or do it under your own steam.


Trail Description: Designed to be a Grade 3 the trail has smooth flow with many small (but intense) rooty sections. Because it is in native bush it gets slippery, particularly across the roots, and is more like a Grade 4 in those conditions.


Getting out:

Tihi O Tawa drops onto the lower section of Billy T trail. At the end of Billy T there are a multitude of options - head left up Moerangi road to access Split Enz, Kung Fu Walrus and Rocky Horror.

Or turn right and hook a left into G-rock (which flows on to Chestnut Link, Rollercoaster and Moonshine) to deliver you close to the Shuttle pick up point, or closer to the Waipa MTB carpark.

 


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 wicked trail, well worth the effort to get there (if like me you biked from the bottom of Hill Road). Just let the bike do the work and enjoy the ride, sweet and fast - an absolute blast! Keen to attack it the wet.

 

Karl - 18/06/12 08:49am

 

Good work and thanks to Rich and the boys for building one of the sweetest trails in the forest, challenging in the wet, super fast and flowy when its dry, what more do you want... go ride it, see for yourself

 

The Phantom - 12/04/12 02:59pm

 

Well done Rich! Tihi o tawa is my absolute fave track at the mo. Perfect gradient to carry your speed without pedaling or braking, so sick, especially when it's wet. Cheers for all the hard work.

 

Gabby Molloy - 16/03/12 10:37pm

 

Really fun, downhill trail - felt a similar grade to Billy T. Top two thirds are fun, tawa forest rootiness; bottom third on benched surface. If you love BIlly T, just ride up that extra 5 minutes and hit this one instead. You won't regret it.

 

Simon - 31/01/12 07:12pm

 

Great track encompases the best of Tuhoto without the climbing

 

Enter a Name - 27/01/12 08:02pm

 

such a sick track .idid it in the wet and was fun then went up the other day and so meen need more tracks like it maybe a realy hard one

 

Enter a Name - 25/01/12 08:02pm