1 miles
296 ft
-380 ft
Avg time

Pondy New Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #1746 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,341 ft
  • Distance down
    2,887 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,068 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 28, 2018
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to pondy-new trailhead (-38.199610, 176.294900)
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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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