3,197 ft
Distance
65 ft
Climb
-2 ft
Descent
00:07:28
Avg time

Yellow Brick Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #995 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #403 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 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

More Stats for Yellow Brick Road mountain bike trail 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
    00:07:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:25
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Yellow Brick Road Trail Reports

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      Nov 19, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Nov 19, 2021
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      Sep 16, 2021 @ 10:51pm
      Sep 16, 2021
      Tree down about 20 mts in from start, approx 30 cm thick chainsaw job , can lift bike over it.
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      reporter
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 5:19pm
      Jun 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 591 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,032 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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