2 miles
272 ft
-610 ft
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,275 ft
  • Distance down
    3,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,356 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 8, 2018
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to roller-coaster-25456 trailhead (-38.186480, 176.297410)
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Roller Coaster Trail Reports

Jun 8, 2018 @ 11:50pm
Jun 8, 2018
reporter start of B-Line steep chute is cutting into main line at "maintenance corner- needs a coping or something to protect the edge of the trail
Jun 8, 2018 @ 11:09pm
Jun 8, 2018
reporter Open again after logging
Apr 24, 2018 @ 7:55pm
Apr 24, 2018
Track closed
Feb 4, 2018 @ 9:38am
Feb 4, 2018
short drop section just past start is quite rutted - take care
Dec 20, 2017 @ 11:32pm
Dec 20, 2017
The early part of the trail is very dry and loose. Should be running well after a day or 2 of rain but care needed ATM.
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Jun 8, 2018 @ 11:51pm
Jun 8, 2018
Roller Coaster, Rotorua

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rollercoaster fail
0:19 | 255 | Mar 16, 2011 , Rotorua
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