17.5 miles
4,302 ft
-4,283 ft
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Welcome Rock Trails is a private trail on private land, prior payment and booking is required online before embarking on this journey. Suitable for mountain bikers or hikers with the option of overnighting in one of our back country huts.

This trail is a single track, cross country mountain bike/hiking trail. Hand built on one of NZ’s longest historic water races (water races were channels cut across a hillside bringing water from streams to places where gold was mined). We have called this trail ‘ The Roaring Lion Trail’ as it follows the historic Roaring Lion water race.

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This trail is on Private Land, however it is set up for people to ride. You must contact the owners before riding here. See their website for more details: http://www.welcomerock.co.nz

1 Hour South of Queenstown. Historic Southland Ski Hut, Nevis Road, Garston, New Zealand

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More Stats for The Roaring Lion Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    18 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,710 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,241 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,260 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7.5 miles
  • Distance down
    7.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.2 miles
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The Roaring Lion... Trail Reports

Jan 9, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Jan 9, 2016
reporter Poorly maintained in sections with cliombs, water crossings and soem sections needing TLC. Some points of the trail slipping, especially water...
Aug 13, 2015 @ 1:33am
Aug 13, 2015
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