Big River Details
Reefton - Big River is a challenging ride on a rough 4WD track. It includes mixed surfaces of gravel, mud and rock with some steep descents.
The track, twisting through regenerating beech forest, passes many mining sites before opening out to the barren Big River settlement. This track includes sections of gravel road and rougher rocky sections, as well as stream crossings which flood in heavy rain. Enjoy lunch or an overnight stay at Big River Hut. Ride out the same way or carry on along the Waiuta Track.
The road is also used by walkers and 4WD vehicles.
Do not ignore the "DANGER: DO NOT DRINK WATER OR TOUCH SOIL IN THIS AREA" signs due to contamination from the mining.
A four wheel drive track starts 9 km along Soldiers Road, after the Alborns Track carpark. Soldiers Road turnoff is signposted on SH7, just south of Reefton.
Local Trail AssociationWhangarei Mountain Bike Club (www.bikenorthland.co.nz)
More Stats for Big River mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,480 ft
Altitude min776 ft
Altitude start782 ft
Altitude end2,263 ft
Distance climb7.0 miles
Distance down4.3 miles
Distance flat1.2 miles
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