1.3 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-379 ft
Descent
00:09:58
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #3315 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1393 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking

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.

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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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -262 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,249 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,515 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,515 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,253 ft
  • Grade
    -3.8%
  • Grade max
    -26.5%
  • Grade min
    26.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,729 ft
  • Distance down
    4,249 ft
  • Distance flat
    994 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:39
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on May 17, 2024
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Avg: 3.8 (28 votes)
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      Roller Coaster Trail Reports

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      May 17, 2024 @ 11:47am
      May 17, 2024
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:22pm
      May 15, 2024
      Upper section from Chestnut into Roller coaster
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      tree down and debris
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 9:16pm
      Apr 13, 2024
      Tree down over track near the end
      Mar 8, 2024 @ 12:27pm
      Mar 8, 2024
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      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • Last: May 27, 2024

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