3,197 ft
Distance
65 ft
Climb
-2 ft
Descent
00:07:06
Avg time

Yellow Brick Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7493 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

Starts with a steady, zig-zag climb to avoid 8-Mile Gate Rd to get up Sandy Skid Rd to Pondy New.
Takes you from Reservoir Rd to Sandy Skid.

Yellow Brick Road was put in to keep bikes off 8 Mile Gate Rd and allows you to link easily with the sweet tracks outback.
And what's more, it's a well-built track that holds up to all weather. The hill side is steep but the gradient and switch backs are so well-designed and constructed you can power up it.

At the top it runs around the ridge line before a fast, short, steep descent to Sandy Skid and on up the road to Pondy New.

New section of trail loops back to the start and connects with the end of Taura trail. New section is flowy and fun.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from Reservoir Rd at the bottom end of Hill Rd and ends on String Rd. New section finishes back on Reservoir Road

Bike Park

More Stats for Yellow Brick Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    63 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,178 ft
  • Grade
    1.967%
  • Grade max
    -1.591%
  • Grade min
    7.459%
  • Distance climb
    1,043 ft
  • Distance down
    142 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,012 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:11
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (12 votes)

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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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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Yellow Brick Road Trail Reports

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      Jul 5, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      reporter
      05/07 - Working Bee held on Yellow Brick and Yellow Brick Road Return. Drains cleared, track surface cleared.
      Jun 23, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      Jun 23, 2020
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 4:36pm
      Apr 24, 2020
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 4:09pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      Feb 12, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      Feb 12, 2020
      Sprayed for target species dont eat the blackberrys
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 25 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 796 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,612 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:53)
       Awesome trail, great scenery, nice and smooth not too many roots, however wouldn't really agree with the "downhill primary" label. The first 1/2 to 2/3 is uphill, and there's a relatively short downhill after that. The return trail "Yellow Brick Road Return" is much more fun, mostly downhill and flowy. We took our 2 year old on it and he was just giggling with excitement the whole way down. Definitely a great fun trail for anyone who's new to mountain biking.
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