1.9 miles
Distance
160 ft
Climb
-256 ft
Descent
00:18:17
Avg time

Old Chevy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    One Direction
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #8628 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #829 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking

Old school, old heads, Old Chevy. The trail meanders up and down and around with great scenery in the larch trees.
After a sharp climb in (The Radiator) the trail rolls down the ridge line with Hill Rd way below - this is the Chassis.
This first section of Old Chevy really sums the trail up - a mix of climbs and fast flowing downhills. The last section - The Exhaust - is a ripper and by the end of it you have forgotten the steeper pinch climbs

Just before you exit there is a gap jump into a G-out, with a faster singletrack option to the left of it.
Above the run into the jump and to the right, there is an alternative trail that is a little longer. It is also fast and flowy with a couple of sharp tricky corners thrown in to keep you on your game - nice berms at the start of this section. This merges with the original trail just before the exit.

There are a couple of other alternative lines - they all meet up eventually so you won't get lost, have an explore and check them out.

Part of this stand of forest has natural springs and so is protected from harvesting.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Old Chevy starts from the corner of Ring Road and Reservoir Road

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More Stats for Old Chevy mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -96 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,136 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,250 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,233 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,135 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -36%
  • Grade min
    16.8%
  • Distance climb
    3,579 ft
  • Distance down
    4,501 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,785 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:07
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on Jul 13, 2024
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      Old Chevy Trail Reports

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      Jul 13, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Jul 13, 2024
      No Brains crew into OC, Rebuilding berms x 3 jump x 1 and general tidy up & drainage
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 5:54pm
      Jun 1, 2024
      Cleared drains, debris and got carried away on a outside pro line…
      May 23, 2024 @ 9:58am
      May 23, 2024
      May 10, 2024 @ 10:47am
      May 10, 2024
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 10:29am
      Feb 8, 2024
      Cleared debris, drainage, scoped areas for rebuild eg berms and jumps and a realignment or two. Noted the xxx signs and locations where one could...
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      • 2 rides
      • 27.0 km avg distance
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      • Last: Jul 20, 2024

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