1,844 ft
Distance
-3 ft
Descent
00:01:45
Avg time

Ball and Chain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #651 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #319 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking

A flat gravel link trail which lets riders get between Nursery Rd. and the 8 Mile Gate entry to the forest without riding on the road or car park at the trail head.

source: Ride Rotorua
More Stats for Ball and Chain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,108 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,112 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,112 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,109 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -0.6%
  • Grade min
    1.1%
  • Distance down
    374 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,017 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:01
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Status:
on Sep 10, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.1 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Ball and Chain Trail Reports

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      Sep 10, 2021 @ 3:49pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      reporter
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      May 26, 2021 @ 10:25pm
      May 26, 2021
      May 13, 2021 @ 3:48pm
      May 13, 2021
      reporter
      Removed old structures from the side of the trail and transported them to wood storage area. LT, CK, digger & trailer
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 927 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,388 rides
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      Feb 18, 2021 @ 5:08pm
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      Apr 2, 2016 @ 11:31am
      Apr 2, 2016
      116 |
      Apr 2, 2016 @ 11:30am
      Apr 2, 2016

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