Dun Mountain Trail Details
This exciting one day ride from Nelson climbs onto the flanks of Dun Mountain on New Zealand’s first railway line, before descending for over 20km back to Nelson.
The Dun Mountain rises to 1129 metres and, due to its unique geology, is one of the most distinctive mountains around Nelson.
Early sections give glimpses of the Waimea Plains to the south and west. More extensive views can be enjoyed back across Nelson and beyond to Tasman Bay and Abel Tasman National Park.
Third House is a good place to pause for a break and a chance to listen to bellbirds or be entertained by ever-inquisitive wekas.
The trail’s emergence on to the mountain tops near Windy Point and Coppermine Saddle offers stunning views of Tasman Bay, followed by one of New Zealand’s longest mountain bike downhills.
About 1km from down town Nelson you'll find the start of the Dun Mountain Walkway signposted just past 135 Brook St.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dun Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change157 ft
Altitude min155 ft
Altitude start157 ft
Altitude end315 ft
Distance climb8.2 miles
Distance down9.1 miles
Distance flat1.2 miles
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Dun Mountain Trail Trail Reports
Jul 11, 2016 @ 1:51amJul 11, 2016
|Climb up now fully open. Major Water drainage issues with large mud holes on the bottom half of the decent from the saddle. Nelmac are working in...|
May 15, 2016 @ 2:57pmMay 15, 2016
|Track in good condition, no issues|
Apr 11, 2016 @ 12:45amApr 11, 2016
|Part of the track was damaged and need detour to rejoin the original track. Also the tarck was wet and under maintenance very soon after the third...|
Technical Trail Features (TTF)
Routes with this trail
|Dun Mountain, Little Twin, Dew Lakes||26.6 miles|