Roller Coaster Details
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.
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 min1,170 ft
Altitude max1,563 ft
Altitude start1,509 ft
Altitude end1,171 ft
Distance climb3,275 ft
Distance down3,948 ft
Distance flat1,356 ft
Avg reverse time00:00:14
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Roller Coaster Trail Reports
May 8, 2017 @ 2:43amMay 8, 2017
|Start section extremely rutted, needs a bit of maintenance. The rest is running well|
Routes with this trail
|WHAKA100 Official 2017 race||65 miles|
|WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race||32 miles|
|Whaka 100 2016 race||61 miles|
|Advanced Mountain Bike Loop - K2, Billy T, Riff Raff, Rocky Horror||16 miles|
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