2,128 ft
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-41 ft
Descent
00:03:36
Avg time

Chop Suey Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #31387 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking

The first climb is a short, sharp effort but once you're there the rest of the trails making up 'chinese menu' (Spring Roll and Sweet n Sour) are much mellower.
Rolling through dense canopy of spruce trees is very dark in low light. In the height of summer it's a welcome, cooling relief from the heat.
There are a couple of short cuts into Chop Suey from Reservoir Rd. that avoid the initial hill. If you take them just make sure you turn right onto Chop Suey to go with the flow of the direction of the trail (it's a one-way designated trail)

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts a little up Reservoir Rd from the intersection with Ring Rd.
It's also close to the finish of Moonshine trail and Roller Coaster.

Bike Park

More Stats for Chop Suey mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,128 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,169 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade
    0.554%
  • Grade max
    -14.215%
  • Grade min
    18.053%
  • Distance climb
    866 ft
  • Distance down
    544 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:35
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Status:
on Feb 25, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3 (9 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Chop Suey Trail Reports

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      Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:38pm
      Feb 25, 2020
      Cut back vegetation growth along track and cleared some drains........ in case it rains one day!
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 9:06am
      Dec 28, 2019
      open for business
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Oct 31, 2019
      Timberlands have commenced their “spring/summer” harvest programme which includes areas of Moerangi, Tawa, Hill, Princess Anne roads. The...
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:14pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:51pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      Cleared drains, cut back veg growth and ckeared debris off track.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 346 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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