OLD EXIT

GRADE: 4 LENGTH: 700m

BUILT: Rebuilt in 2015 after most of the area was harvested.

GETTING THERE: From the intersection of Nursery and Tokorangi Pa Roads, head down Nursery Rd. The trail entry is to the right immediately after the Tokorangi Pa Rd intersection.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The trail climbs gently through a clearfell area. At the top There are great views over Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and Mt. Ngongotaha. 
Drop your seat height for the descent, there is little pedalling required now. Flowing, bermed corners snake across the clearfell area before entering into the treeline of Eucalyptus gum trees. The trail from here is mostly the original Old Exit trail which was untouched by the forestry operations. Some corners have been realigned and improved to ensure a smooth flow all the way to the exit. There are some drops over steps, and other obstacles to deal with. If you are not up for them go New Exit!
GETTING OUT: The trail exits at the bottom of the tar seal road of Nursery Road. From here you'll head out on the flat tar seal of Long Mile Road if you want to finish there, or you came in from that side of the forest. Or turn left up the tar seal climb of Nursery Road, and take one of the many options to continue your ride. The climb is a bit of a drag for many riders, but doesn't last too long.

 

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