2,100 ft
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-6 ft
Descent
00:01:52
Avg time

Ball and Chain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • 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 link trail that 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 trailhead. The trail is two-way and it splits in places to allow for better flow, stay left.
Bridges have been removed and the track is nice and wide.
Please use this trail and stay off the road.

source: Ride Rotorua
Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ball and Chain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    20 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,110 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,135 ft
  • Grade
    1%
  • Grade max
    -2.5%
  • Grade min
    9.2%
  • Distance climb
    984 ft
  • Distance down
    584 ft
  • Distance flat
    472 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:58
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.3 (14 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Ball and Chain Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 41 rides
      • 32.1 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,225 rides
      • 29.5 km avg distance
      All
      • 17,329 rides
      • Last: Jun 15, 2024

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      Jan 7, 2023 @ 3:40pm
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