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Mountain Bike Park

Skyline Rotorua is home to New Zealand's first all-season Gondola assisted bike lift park, accessing world-class downhill mountain biking. Featuring trails with varying terrain for all ability levels.

Easy access to a 12-kilometre trail network

As well as offering trails for intermediate and above levels, the Mountain Bike Park is also the host location of the world’s largest mountain biking event, Crankworx Rotorua, with custom-built Dual Speed and Style, Slopestyle and Pump Track courses for the world’s best riders. Bike Park hours over Crankworx will vary due to events. Check out our Instagram for more details closer to the event.

Top Elevation of 532m, with a vertical rise of 200m

12 runs in a 12km trail network. Longest run 1.8km.

Terrain: 33% Grade 3, 17% Grade 4, 33% Grade 5, 17% Grade 6.

Gondola Capacity: 480 people per hour. Max speed 5m per second.

Rental Information

Mountain Bike Rotorua are located offsite but can deliver rental bikes to the Bottom Terminal on a pre-booked basis.

If you are interested in renting a bike, please contact the Mountain Bike Rotorua team on 07 348 4295 or online at mtbrotorua.co.nz and advise that you are looking to book at Skyline Rotorua.

Tracks

This is your opportunity to see if you are as fast as our local boy Keegan Wright who silver medalled the pump track at Crankworx 2015. Use it as a warm-up for the bike park or a few social races at the end of the day. There will be some epic battles on this masterpiece created by Empire of Dirt.

Grade: 3

Intermediate skills required, some steep slopes and exposed roots and small rollable drops. 

The catalyst for the Skyline Gravity Park that has now become somewhat of an institution. The top section is Intermediate and provides that Rotorua Flow. The bottom section is an Advanced trail and provides a plethora of mountain bike experience with machine-built berms, step downs, gap jumps, hand-built trail, the list goes on. All of this fun wrapped up in a warp speed package of 3-4 minutes top to bottom.

Grade: 3 (Upper Sprint Warrior)

Intermediate skills required, some steep slopes and exposed roots and small rollable drops.

Grade: 5 (Lower Sprint Warrior)

Difficult riding on tracks with a mixture of narrow trail, poor tractions and obstacles both natural and man-made that are more difficult to avoid or jump. Obstacles may include but are not limited to, gaps, step downs, tables.

MUST HAVE ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

Some might argue, but this Hipster is “actually” cool. In fact, the reaction after riding this track has been the same every time- “wow”. Hipster breaks off from the Sprint Warrior and flows seamlessly from chiselled berm to chiselled berm. The trail does have some small jumps but all are rollable and easily negotiated at low speed if you are still finding your jumping legs. There are two options to finish the trail; hit the Sprint Warrior tabletop and pull your sickest whip for the audience riding the gondola above. Or, take the alternate track that takes you a little more gently to the trail end. Hipster is bound to be a favourite and won’t disappoint.

Grade: 3

Intermediate skills required, some steep slopes and exposed roots and small rollable drops. 

Day Walker can be accessed both off the Fuzz and Mr Black. This track is a good opportunity to get back to some more “old school” riding; a track forged with a grubber, rake, blood, sweat and blisters. Day Walker provides a narrow and steep decline, which makes for a really fun little piece of riding.

Grade: 3

Intermediate skills required, some steep slopes and exposed roots and small rollable drops. 

Hucks n’ Hooves is an intermediate jump track. Named for the massive amount of jumps (40) over its 1.6km length and the numerous deer prints that got laid into the track by some wandering stags. It has the signature Empire of Dirt flow and guaranteed to leave every rider with a smile. If you want to learn to jump and corner this trail is for you.  A better starting point than Mr Black. If you already have the skills then hit it anyway and polish the cornering and manual skills. Hucks n’ Hooves is a feature trail so get into it!

Grade: 4

Advanced, some challenging sections including step sections and some exposure to steep edges, high skill required.

This fun little micro line comes off Hucks n’ Hooves just after the 10 51 split. Similar to 10 51, it’s a bit steeper and natural than the other trails. After a couple runs you’ll start to find a nice flow before it pops back out onto Moss Piglet.

Grade: 4

Advanced, some challenging sections including steep sections and some exposure to steep edges, high skill required.

Another Micro line starting from the same point as Dweedle Dee, Dweedle Dum will have you needing new brake pads. It’s steep and techie. Only a short run but it will challenge the best of riders. It has one crux turn that will have you wondering what the best line is. After making the first initial turns and drops you get a nice run out over a natural gap jump before joining Sprint Warrior.

Grade: 5

Difficult riding on tracks with a mixture of narrow trail, poor traction and obstacles both natural and man-made that are more difficult to avoid or jump. Obstacles may include but are not limited to, gaps, step downs, tables.

MUST HAVE ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

Splitting off from Hucks n’ Hooves, Ten Fifty One takes a hard left into some steep techie terrain. A raked in, fast line that sends you over a gap jump before ripping out of the Redwoods below. Similar but different to Moss Piglet, if you enjoy the purist tracks and like to see the trees as a blur, go get a little crazy on Ten Fifty One.

Grade: 5

Difficult riding on tracks with a mixture of narrow trail, poor traction and obstacles both natural and man-made that are more difficult to avoid or jump. Obstacles may include but are not limited to, gaps, step downs, tables.

MUST HAVE ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS.

A legitimate black diamond jump trail. Built with perfect flow, It boasts 32 jumpable features including tables, step-ups, step-downs, gaps, wooden features, it’s got it all. On top of that, all the jumps are connected by massive shreddable berms. The trail has a compulsory gap/step down to start the trail, if you cannot ride this feature, please do not ride the trail for yours and others safety. This trail is a heap of fun if you are an advanced rider and have the appropriate skills.

Grade: 5

Difficult riding on tracks with a mixture of narrow trail, poor traction and obstacles both natural and man-made that are more difficult to avoid or jump. Obstacles may include but are not limited to, gaps, step downs, tables. 

MUST HAVE ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

B.Y.O? Bring your own what? You tell us! This is our most technical offering in the park and heads down the true right side of the mountain. It’s steep, techy and super off-camber. A real Jekyll and Hyde trail as it changes day to day and ride to ride and is a good challenge to get down for even the best riders. It starts off the first 50m of Mr Black. You need to ride the start drop On Mr Black to access the trail and as you come around the first open corner, B.Y.O. dives straight off the side of the hill so make sure you scrub the speed off after the start drop.

Grade: 6

Highly difficult riding that is technically challenging. Trails may be narrow with numerous unavoidable obstacles, both man-made and natural. Obstacles may include but are not limited to drop offs, step downs, large jumps and wooden features.

EXPERT MOUNTAIN BIKERS ONLY WITH VERY ADVANCED BIKE HANDLING SKILLS

The phone is ringing, your heart sinks, sweat runs down your brow and the nerves grow!

It’s The Debt Collector.

The newest addition to the park is this Grade 6 tech trail hand-built by our very own patrol team. If you like natural and raw trails with steep technical corners, long off cambers, roots and rocks then The Debt Collector is your cup of tea. This trail lets the rider’s imagination run wild with wide sections of trail and multiple line choices, you can make every lap different until you’ve mastered the fastest way down the hill.

The Debt Collector splits off B.Y.O after the switchbacks.

Grade: 6

Highly difficult riding that is technically challenging. Trails may be narrow with numerous unavoidable obstacles, both man-made and natural. Obstacles may include but are not limited to drop offs, step downs, large jumps and wooden features.

EXPERT MOUNTAIN BIKERS ONLY WITH VERY ADVANCED BIKE HANDLING SKILLS

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