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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +399/415 ft
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Rude Rock

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#7 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#957 in the world

Rude Rock is an exquisitely crafted, 3km advanced downhill rad roller coaster that's fast with opportunities for nice air. It will have you hyper most of the way and if it throws you it probably won't hurt you - there's tussock either side rather than rock! It's superb.

It is one of the best of the awesome Coronet Peak trails.

Zoot starts just below and makes a nice follow-on. Or you can turn off down Pack Track Sack to Skippers Pack Track.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Get a shuttle from Queenstown or drive or ride north out of town along Gorge Road through Arthurs Point and turn left up Coronet Peak Road. It ends at the base of the ski field where there are many car parks. The distance is 16 km (10 miles) and the elevation gain is 900 metres (3000 feet)
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Queenstown, New Zealand

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Rider questions

Q: Is this trail open in August? Will be stopping by Queenstown around that time for a family event, and hope to check this one out.
A: No... It will be under snow.

Q: Would a Cube aim handle this very well?
A: No. Check out the videos on YouTube.

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  • Desperado

    Awesome trail. Stunning setting. Riding in these wide open spaces adds another dimension. Fast rollicking fun track - they don't get much better.

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  • Jim Cummings

    It doesn't get any better in terms of fast, flowing, down-slope rides. And this one will not try to maim you! This trail is the definition of fun!

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