1.6 miles
Distance
272 ft
Climb
-610 ft
Descent
00:15:04
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

A few high speed sections, a couple of jumps (which are easily avoided if you prefer), and a lot of fast flowing corners.

You'll get to a major singletrack intersection where Pondy trail comes into Roller Coaster. From here it's a little flatter but still predominantly downhill.

There is also another trail at this intersection - straight ahead of you as you ride into the intersection, it climbs up a short hill then descends a re-established old school trail onto Ring Rd. There is not much point to that trail because it doesn't get you any closer to other trails - only really done by riders heading way out the back towards No Brains or even further to Mossy loop.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from Chestnut Rd. although 99% of riders access it after riding G Rock. (G Rock flows directly into Roller Coaster).

There is a secondary entrance for the last part of Roller Coaster - Ride up Hill Rd from the Shuttle pick up point then after the hill flattens out and starts to climb again there is an old forestry road to your right. This takes you to the halfway point of Roller Coaster so you can ride the last part of it.

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More Stats for Roller Coaster mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -338 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,170 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,563 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,171 ft
  • Grade max
    -81.818%
  • Grade min
    50.42%
  • Distance climb
    3,275 ft
  • Distance down
    3,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,356 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:04
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Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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0:19 | 184 | Mar 16, 2011 , Rotorua
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