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Roller Coaster

 

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GRADE: 3 LENGTH: 4km


BUILT: Originally built in 1996. Extended in 2006 by James Dodds and the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club.


GETTING THERE: Starts from Chestnut Rd. although 99% of riders access it after riding G Rock. (G Rock flows directly into Roller Coaster).

There is a secondary entrance for the last part of Roller Coaster - Ride up Hill Rd from the Shuttle pick up point then after the hill flattens out and starts to climb again there is an old forestry road to your right. This takes you to the halfway point of Roller Coaster so you can ride the last part of it.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: A few high speed sections, a couple of jumps (which are easily avoided if you prefer), and a lot of fast flowing corners.

You'll get to a major singletrack intersection where Pondy trail comes into Roller Coaster. From here it's a little flatter but still predominantly downhill.

There is also another trail at this intersection - straight ahead of you as you ride into the intersection, it climbs up a short hill then descends a re-established old school trail onto Ring Rd. There is not much point to that trail because it doesn't get you any closer to other trails - only really done by riders heading way out the back towards No Brains or even further to Mossy loop.

After this there is a flattish traverse with a few gentle ups and downs before the next feature - the trail splits. To the right is the original trail which curves around a 180 degree left hand corner. To the left is a steep, rutted straight line which aims riders straight into a tree and abrupt turn to the original track. Ride it at your own risk - if in doubt, take the safer option.


GETTING OUT: Ends on Ring Rd. There is a section across the gravel road which is still called Roller Coaster which exits further down on Reservoir Rd. This final section was built at a different time however and is nothing like the fun of what you've ridden to this point. An easy alternative is to just roll down the rough gravel road to Reservoir Rd. Or a more technical option is to turn right into Moonshine trail which also exits on Reservoir Rd.

 

Helmet cam footage is supplied by Australian Mountain Bike Magazine  

Roller Coaster MTB Trail in Whaka Forest, Rotorua, New Zealand from Gregg Brown on Vimeo.

 

TRAIL PROFILE (click to enlarge)

 


Please ride within your limits, and be aware that trails can change with weather and heavy use from race events effecting their difficulty. Ride Rotorua will in no way be liable for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails listed on the Ride Rotorua website.

 

 

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