2 miles
Distance
272 ft
Climb
-610 ft
Descent
00:12:39
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14458 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A few high speed sections, a couple of jumps (which are easily avoided if you prefer), and a lot of fast flowing corners.

You'll get to a major singletrack intersection where Pondy trail comes into Roller Coaster. From here it's a little flatter but still predominantly downhill.

There is also another trail at this intersection - straight ahead of you as you ride into the intersection, it climbs up a short hill then descends a re-established old school trail onto Ring Rd. There is not much point to that trail because it doesn't get you any closer to other trails - only really done by riders heading way out the back towards No Brains or even further to Mossy loop.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from Chestnut Rd. although 99% of riders access it after riding G Rock. (G Rock flows directly into Roller Coaster).

There is a secondary entrance for the last part of Roller Coaster - Ride up Hill Rd from the Shuttle pick up point then after the hill flattens out and starts to climb again there is an old forestry road to your right. This takes you to the halfway point of Roller Coaster so you can ride the last part of it.

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More Stats for Roller Coaster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -338 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,170 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,563 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,171 ft
  • Grade max
    -81.818%
  • Grade min
    50.42%
  • Distance climb
    3,275 ft
  • Distance down
    3,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,356 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:14
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on Mar 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (11 votes)

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  • Wet
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      Roller Coaster Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 5, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      Mar 5, 2019
      Tree down
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:20pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      reporter
      Tidied up small chute
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 23, 2018
      Exit track repair
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 10:25pm
      Sep 8, 2018
      a bit rutted after last weekend's repairs
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      Jun 8, 2018 @ 11:51pm
      Jun 8, 2018

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