LOGGED DECEMBER 2020. MAY BE REBUILT, TO BE ADVISED
GRADE: 2/3 LENGTH: 1.3km
BUILT: in 2006 by Murray Avery, Mark Smith and the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club.
The first part of the trail was shortened after logging above it.
GETTING THERE: Most riders will come onto the second part of Pondy New from the end of Split Enz. To access the full Pondy New, ride from the 8 Mile Gate entry to the forest, over Yellow Brick Road Trail to the point where it doubles back then turn left up Sandy Skid Rd.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Pondy New creates a wonderful link between Split Enz and Rollercoaster. The full trail starts with a short but steady climb. Split Enz joins after this, and there’s a long stretch of flowy, downhill. There are large sections of this you can just pump - and lay off the brakes if - you carry momentum. Getting this right from corner to corner is exhilarating. Then just after entering a grove of Redwoods the main trail keeps left, but on the right there is an optional relatively tricky and technical section (a short root-infested climb and descent), then a few rocks before a narrow bridge over the Rocky Horror Trail, followed a couple of climbs to where the trail connects to the second part of Rollercoaster. It is a favourite for many and is a great complement to the style of the immensely popular Split Enz trail.