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Access to Tokorangi via Katore Rd (climb from Nursery Rd to Tokorangi)  

Rotorua RedwoodsLast Update: 30/12/2014
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Video Uploaded: 16/11/2014

Difficulty - Easy
Slope - Moderate - Steep
Space - Open
Surface - Dirt - Gravel
Trail type - Graded Dirt Road


People ride  up this road .. Aliens most likely, but you must walk or ride it – fast forward  to 10mins for why – and it gets better from there.

Katore Rd starts from the intersection of Nusery Rd and Radio Hut Road opposite the Challenge and Genesis areas and runs up the  mountain for an amazing 360° view of Rotorua.

It provides  access to Tokorangi, Gunna Gotta, Corridor, Turkish Delight, Paddy's Run, Katore Jumps, Grinder and Double Down.  It also hosts exits for the Pig Track and Lion Trail.

From Nursery Rd, Katore Rd climbs for a short section before rolling along the ponds  and turning left up the hill.  For yours  truly the pedaling usually stopped somewhere between the Paddy's Run and Katore Jumps entrances however I saw plenty of guys pumping all the way to the top, one guy  on a fat bike of all things.

The trails  running off Katore Rd are not to be  missed, I can’t count how many times climbed part if not all of it.  But while the trails are amazing the views  are simply spectacular, unmatched anywhere else in the forest.

Anyone who  can descend a trail needs to climb Katore Rd at least once for the view (Tokorangi the easiest way down).

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