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Soakhole

 

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GRADE: 3  LENGTH: 2.8KM

TRAIL MAP


BUILT: in 1999 by Dean Watson.


GETTING THERE: From the intersection of Katore Rd. and Nursery Rd. it is a short climb up Katore Rd. till it flattens out and the trail entry is on your left.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION

Old school XC, Interval style trail with short, sharp climbs and short descents. A great track to improve your fitness. It heads down, it heads up, then down again, then up, then down - you get the picture. After a short first section the trail turns left into Turkish Delight and both trails follow the same course for a hundred metres or so. Then Soakhole turns off to the right on a bermed corner - easy to miss this turn. It dips and dives and climbs amongst the trees (veer left at a signposted fork) then meets up with the end of Tokorangi/start of Turkish, follows Turkish Delight again for a very short stretch before heading left off Turkish and continuing to two exits (a short exit and a longer exit) onto Katore Rd. The longer exit is right beside the entry to the trail, where you started. This trail is always dry due to the coarse loamy pumice surface laughing in the face of wet weather, but often has a lot of needle litter on the surface because it’s one of the lesser-used trails in the forest.


GETTING OUT: You can do the short first section and exit on Tokorangi Pa Rd, or the whole trail which brings you all the way back to Katore Rd and an exit right next to the entrance.


 

 

 

TRAIL PROFILE (click to enlarge)

 


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 has now been rebuilt and the full loop is rideable

 

Jonathan Dodd - 11/08/12 09:29am

 

After a couple of years of neglect, Soakhole has been re-opened. The vegetation was cut back, all the fallen trees removed, and several of the steeper slopes were raked free of leaf litter. The track should now be 100% ridable again.

 

Erik Westra - 20/02/12 02:05pm

 

this track is way longer than 700m, right? surely... (You are 100% right - it has to be 2.7kms (at a guess). Thanks for reading the blurb. Ed.)

 

Miriam - 29/04/08 11:53am