The new split endz after the havest, rebuilt with a new start location. Staying true to the nature of the trail that made it many rider's favourite back in 2007, the Rotorua Trails Trust rebuilt version retains the mellow, flowing style of the original. It is far longer though, with insightful reading of the contours by the trail builders to milk as much distance and smoothness from the terrain as possible.
There’s a gentle descent the entire length of the trail - so little need for pedalling input. Riders are more likely to need to take a rest to ease their aching arms and sore faces from so much smiling on the long ride down!
Although many corners have a consistent sweeping bend, there is the occasional turn that is a little tighter and requires riders to feather their brakes to roll around. Just enough to keep things interesting and make sure you're paying attention.
After traversing across the western side of Moerangi Hill the trail enters a short section of forest before emerging into yet more sinewy lines of trail, wrapping around the hillside to continue dropping riders until an eventual arrival at the forested area of Pondy New trail
Accessed by the Timewarp climb from the summit of the Moerangi Road saddle. The view from the start of the trail currently wins the prize of best view in the forest – a panorama including Green Lake, Mt Ruapehu and Rotorua City and the lake, worth an extended rest (there’s even a park bench up there) on a good day after the long climb
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More Stats for Split Endz V2 rebuilt mountain bike trail
Altitude change-866 ft
Altitude min1,504 ft
Altitude max2,372 ft
Altitude start2,370 ft
Altitude end1,504 ft
Distance climb2,660 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat656 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Routes with this trail
|Intermediate Cross Country Loop - Split Enz, Grinch, Pondy New, Roller Coaster - RideSpots.com||10 miles|
|Whaka hills and forest||21 miles|
|3D Rotorua Multisport 30km MTB Race race||18 miles|
|Planned Ride as of 24 January race||16 miles|
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