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Te Ara Kākāriki Ride (Raglan Trails)

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A great collection of biking trails with awesome coastal views!


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

234' 71 m

High

32' 10 m

Low

330' 101 m

Up

345' 105 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Enjoy seven trails all tied into a loop. The best views can be seen from the access path and then riders will head into a pine forest to play on some clay soil singletrack. There's also a stunning vista of Raglan Bar from halfway up Mr. C's Groove. Since this is a pretty short loop, it's easy to ride it over again before heading home.

Need to Know

  • For more information and bike hire see Dirk at Cyclery Ragan.
  • Great to tie in with a surf at one of Raglans world famous point breaks.

Description

Start with a climb from the car park up to Hateful 80. Part way up you'll pass the exit of Alley Oop on the left, so make sure to keep right. At the top of the rise, drop into Alley Oop for some sweeping corners and a few pump jumps before looping back around.

From there, Mr. C's Groove takes riders up to the higher and more advanced trails. Rope a Dope kicks off another loop with fast banked turns and a nice average descent of around 10.5%.

Head back up to the top of Rope a Dope, but this time take Aunt Betty. Work up through the trees and then get ready for a number of table-top jumps and a steep drop towards the end on Denny and Benny.

History & Background

Designed by the team behind the Rotorua MTB Trails.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adrian Owen

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Looks out at the start of the trails.
Dec 18, 2017 near Raglan, NZ

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