Kissing Rock

Grade: 5
Length: 1200m



Getting There:  Kissing rock starts opposite the Culvert trail hub right next to the entrance to Checkpoint Charlie.

 


Trail Description:

This whole trail is rollable, we would suggest scouting some of the more technical features before attempting them.

A couple of technical log roll overs get you warmed up before you cross ZigZag Rd and head around to the first of the drops. The trail pops up off the road then drops down to the right with quite a steep roll in.

Be aware! This needs to be looked at if its your first time down as it has off-camber roots on it and drops to the side not straight. What follows is a smorgasbord of log drops, steep roll-ins and short technical sections. After crossing a small bridge there is an option to exit to the Shuttle pick up on your left.

After reaching the sideline above the Kahuterawa Valley you get a breather before more roots give you a wake up before the trail turns right and starts to drop steeply beside Rhythm and Vines, tricky off camber sections will keep you on your toes before a hard right tun down to ZigZag Rd,

Cross the road and head into the next section which will test your nerve even more,

It is probably wise to have a look at some of these features before riding as they have fairly high consequence if done wrong.

Drop in off the road to a gentle warm up around to a technical rock garden, then a descending left turn that is pretty tricky will lead you to the Kissing Rock!

A monster rock that was found while scouting this trail out is now a centre piece of the trail. watch your speed as roll in as it is STEEP!

Once down this the trail continues with more rock gardens and a couple more tight descending turns as you traverse the hill dropping to one last big rock roll before exiting on to the bottom of ZigZag Rd just above the bridge, across the road there is more fun to be had all the way to the picnic table by the stream.

 

Built:  2015-7 by MMBC


Getting Out: 

Head down towards Black Bridge and the Kahuterawa Rd car park or, head up Back Track for another lap.

Photos and video coming soon

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