8.9 miles
1,398 ft
-1,398 ft
2,373 ft
High Point

Yet another incredible ride in the Whakarewarewa Forest. This ride can be ridden as a cross country route or if you are riding the shuttles you can easily just ride the descent. This is a super long incredibly flowy descent that will have you wanting to ride it again and again... yes it's that good.

Thanks to Bike Culture for helping to build this route.

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Detailed Description
Billy T, Roller Coaster Route - RideSpots.com is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 1,398 ft with a max elevation of 2,373 ft then descends -1,398 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Billy T, Roller Coaster Route - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,129 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,210 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
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  • Icy
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Hill Road
Nov 26, 2023 @ 12:17am
Nov 26, 2023
mowed waterborne car larch rd hill rd and various trail exits and entrances in area
Billy T
Nov 25, 2023 @ 1:38am
Nov 25, 2023
Tree fern down well before the turn off for Te Mounga turn off
Nov 17, 2023 @ 12:47pm
Nov 17, 2023
Trail opened with a new entrance, very soft and wet. reporter
Nov 12, 2023 @ 8:57pm
Nov 12, 2023
G Rock
Nov 4, 2023 @ 8:09pm
Nov 4, 2023
This corners need a fix stump in middle of current line reporter
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