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2,309 ft
9 ft
-268 ft
Avg time

Pondy Downhill Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Pondy DH
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail

Split Enz to Pondy DH to Pondy New then into the bottom half of Rollercoaster is a very popular sequence of trails.

The initial couple of traverses of Pondy DH are new compared to the steeper original trail which follows the fall line down the hill. The steep sections are prone to significant rain ruts, the worst in the Whakarewarewa forest in fact. Let your brakes off through here and you'll rattle your fillings on the way down.

There are a couple of alternative lines off to the right once the trail starts to flatten out. The first one has a couple of mellow rollover jumps, the second line has three tabletops in a row. They're not particularly gnarly, but the landing transitions are steeper than some on other trails in the forest and they're not in a dead straight line. If you're not an experienced jumper - be safe, take it easy the first time, then build up to stringing them together. Or... you could just avoid them completely by staying on the main line.

After the jumps Pondy New is on your right.

source: Ride Rotorua

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More Stats for Pondy Downhill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -259 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,616 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,357 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    115 ft
  • Distance down
    1,810 ft
  • Distance flat
    384 ft
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on Apr 14, 2018
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Apr 14, 2018 @ 4:08pm
Apr 14, 2018
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Pondy Down Hill
2:07 | 202 | Jan 19, 2016 , Rotorua
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