3,197 ft
65 ft
-2 ft
Avg time

Yellow Brick Road Details

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  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail
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  • Global Ranking

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

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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,043 ft
  • Distance down
    142 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,012 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 26, 2017
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Yellow Brick Road Trail Reports

Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:27am
Apr 26, 2017
Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:34pm
Apr 25, 2017
Very cool flowy trail, especially now that the return track is separated to give a sweeping downhill run
Jan 31, 2017 @ 11:35pm
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 31, 2017 @ 11:35pm
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 4, 2017 @ 1:58am
Jan 4, 2017
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