1 miles
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-454 ft
Descent
00:11:03
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14458 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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.

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
    -398 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,565 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,565 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,168 ft
  • Grade
    -5.7%
  • Grade max
    -48.9%
  • Grade min
    33%
  • Distance climb
    948 ft
  • Distance down
    4,777 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,240 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:46
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (15 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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      Roller Coaster Trail Reports

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      Jul 9, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      May 21, 2020 @ 5:05pm
      May 21, 2020
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 11:31am
      Apr 26, 2020
      Apr 2, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Apr 2, 2020
      Riding well, hasn’t been down from the start for ages!
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 7:00pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Fallen tree hanging over the trail next to Liam's fall sign, looks dangerous
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 22 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 339 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 119 rides
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      Jun 22, 2020 @ 9:25pm
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      Jul 16, 2019 @ 9:36pm
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      Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 29, 2018
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      Sep 8, 2018 @ 10:53pm
      Sep 8, 2018

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