1 miles
Distance
296 ft
Climb
-380 ft
Descent
00:12:21
Avg time

Pondy New 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
    #1746 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking

Pondy New creates a wonderful loop connecting Split Enz and Pondy Downhill to Rollercoaster. After a short by steady climb in it's all flowy gentle downhill except for the very end where it climbs up to join onto the end of Rollercoaster.

There are large sections of this you can just pump - and lay of the brakes if you carry momentum. Getting this right from corner to corner is a great feeling.

The last section is relatively tricky and technical - a short root-infested climb and descent, a few rocks, then a narrow bridge followed a couple of climbs to where the trail connects to the last part of Rollercoaster.

It is a favorite for many and is a great complement to the style of the immensely popular Split Enz trail.

source: Ride Rotorua

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More Stats for Pondy New bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,261 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,514 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,294 ft
  • Grade max
    -68.057%
  • Grade min
    70.384%
  • Distance climb
    2,341 ft
  • Distance down
    2,887 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,068 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:21
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Directions to pondy-new trailhead (-38.199610, 176.294900)
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      Pondy New Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:01pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 8:13pm
      Sep 14, 2019
      Bit slippy in places overall drying out
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 7:23pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      held up really well to race traffic - no issues
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 11:10pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 203 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 1,185 rides
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      Jan 27, 2019 @ 5:16pm
      Jan 27, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

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      flag MarkWestBike (Sep 10, 2016 at 1:00)
       the tricky rooty section has a bypass now if you don't want to tackle it, and the rocky section is much easier.
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