4,418 ft
51 ft
-1,263 ft
Avg time

Maitai Face (full) Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All year (but hard in the wet)
  • TTFs on trail
  • Global Ranking

Maitai Face (full) is a steep, well made downhill track that is also trail bike friendly. It's super steep in places (over 50%). Built in pine forest it's off camber, rooty, has steep corners and is challenging. In the dry it has loads of grip - in the wet not so much. It finishes on the Maitai Valley Road opposite the golf club. The climb is not technical but hard work, worth it though.

You need a Hancock Forest Permit to ride this trail. You can get a 2 week permit from bike shops in Nelson for $10 or you get an annual one included in your NMTBC membership (www.nelsonmtb.club). Without a permit you are trespassing and liable for prosecution - plus it's a bad look for mountain bike access.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Maitai Face (full) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,212 ft
  • Altitude min
    104 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    104 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    336 ft
  • Distance down
    3,897 ft
  • Distance flat
    185 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 9, 2016
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Maitai Face (full) Trail Reports

Jul 9, 2016 @ 12:12am
Jul 9, 2016
In great nic. Super grippy awesomeness!
Jul 6, 2016 @ 1:35pm
Jul 6, 2016
Trail's running very nice atm. Patch of damp in one or two spots but otherwise perfect.
Jun 26, 2016 @ 3:06am
Jun 26, 2016
Dec 30, 2015 @ 12:18pm
Dec 30, 2015
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Winter DH series round 2
5:53 | 85 | Jul 17, 2016 , Nelson
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