1 miles
Distance
279 ft
Climb
-132 ft
Descent
00:06:37
Avg time

Rollercoaster Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Ross River Dam
    Townsville
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #52139 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Townsville City Council

Great descending trail with awesome views over the old quarry and the waters of Lake Ross.

Access Info

Trails are off limits to General Public (Rangers patrol issuing fines!) but accessible on weekends and Public Holidays by Rockwheelers Club Members observing the Special Access conditions. Refer to Club Member Access on Rockwheelers website.

More Stats for Rollercoaster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    147 ft
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude max
    317 ft
  • Altitude start
    165 ft
  • Altitude end
    311 ft
  • Grade
    2.325%
  • Grade max
    -17.352%
  • Grade min
    19.437%
  • Distance climb
    3,298 ft
  • Distance down
    2,513 ft
  • Distance flat
    491 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:37
  • Avg reverse time
    01:23:38
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Status:
on Sep 13, 2019
Wet
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Rollercoaster Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:54pm
      Sep 13, 2019
      Closed - no access after the road washed away in February. Apparently no current plans to re-open
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 3:42am
      Jan 27, 2019
      reporter CLOSED TOO WET
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 5:03am
      Jan 9, 2019
      reporter Advised Closed by Rangers due to potential weather event
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:57pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 792 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      125 |
      Apr 2, 2016 @ 12:32am
      Apr 2, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      2015 Targa Townsville race
      53 miles
      Targa 2016 - Ross Dam stage race
      7 miles
      Dam Dark 2016 Course 1
      5 miles
      Dam Dark 2016 Course 2
      5 miles

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