1.9 miles
Distance
160 ft
Climb
-256 ft
Descent
00:19:37
Avg time

Old Chevy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
    60 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

Local Trail Association
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
    00:19:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:07
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on Aug 24, 2022
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Avg: 3.15 (23 votes)
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      Old Chevy Trail Reports

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      Aug 24, 2022 @ 2:54pm
      Aug 24, 2022
      Water and veg control
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 3:01am
      Aug 8, 2022
      Water and vegetation control
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      Tickle up berm, changing old square drainage holes into scallop style that don’t affect the bike on trail…..particularly on the outside of the...
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 1:43am
      Aug 1, 2022
      Cleared drainage holes, removed trail debris, widened uphill section at beginning and bermed, widened ridge dh
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 6:35pm
      Feb 19, 2022
      Mint as!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,945 rides
      • Last: Sep 27, 2022

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      Nov 23, 2018 @ 5:41pm
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      May 30, 2018 @ 4:36pm
      May 30, 2018
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      Apr 23, 2018 @ 8:07pm
      Apr 23, 2018
      1,186 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      Jan 21, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      u7A5p (Feb 5, 2021 at 16:31)
      Done twice, level 3 too difficult. More difficult then Arepa.
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      Whakarewarewa Forest - Old Chevy FULL July 2019
      16:07 | 384 | Jul 29, 2019 , Rotorua
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