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      Welcome to the Living Springs XC Mountain bike Trails. This map shows the 6 km of purpose built mountain bike trails on the lower loop, as well as the other trials in the area that are open to mountain biking. This trail network is open to the general public to ride but keep in mind that you ride at your own risk. Thanks to Living Springs for making this land available.

      Trail network history

      Building the trail network at Living Springs began during autumn 2006. The Huxster club, interested in creating a new club XC course, obtained permission from Living Springs to build trails in their forests and Craig & Rebekah took on the role of planning and overseeing the trailbuilding. After 4 years, 113 dig sessions, 160 local riders, and 2500 hours of volunteer labour the Lower Loop was finished. A start was made on the Upper Loop in 2010 and a few hundred metres of track was built through difficult terrain when the February 2011 earthquake struck and loosened rock above the trail. Following heavy rain in Oct 2011 there was a significant rockfall and landslide in the gully where we were building and work has been put on hold.

      Restricted use

      Please respect any closed signs on these trails. Some trails, particularly Zane’s, get very slippery when wet and take a few days to dry out and therefore need to be ridden with extreme caution. Please avoid riding any trails if conditions are so wet that riding will cause damage to the trail or make it challenging to you.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      From Christchurch head up Dyers Pass Rd and drive over the Port Hills to Governors Bay. Continuing through Governors Bay, follow the road around the harbour for 3.5 km. Just past where the road gets down to sea level (Allendale) is the Living Springs Farm Park. You can park here and follow the access track up to the Lower Loop.

      Region Details

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      Total Distance
      2.1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4,994 ft
      Total Descent
      751 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      531 ft
      Total Vertical
      407 ft
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      Videos of Living Springs Mountain Bike

      Fenceline DH - Port Hills New Zealand
      trail: The Pines
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      • Updated on Mon 2016-01-25 @ 9:49pm
      • Submitted on Mon 2015-04-20 @ 4:11pm
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      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Living Springs.