Wharfedale Track Details
This is an old stock route formed in 1879. It's overall gradient is generally okay, but as the weather takes its toll, the track has been weathered into a fun mountain bike track with exposed roots, fords and plenty of rocks. From the car park, follow the trail through beech forest to the saddle approx. 2 hours away. Turn around here and head back for a mostly downhill run at a good Intermediate grade ride. Or, continue on to and beyond the Wharfedale Hut for a much tougher (with some walking) ride (about 5 hours return).
NB: The Wharfedale is a grade harder when wet.
From Oxford, drive south-west (towards Arthur's Pass) for just over 3km and turn right onto Woodstock Rd at the 'View Hill' signpost. Drive down the road for 10km before turning right onto Ingrams Rd at the 'Wharfedale Track' sign and cruising down to the ford 1 km away. If it has been raining you'll have to park here, otherwise continue up to the car park a further 6km away.
Local Trail AssociationWaipa Mountain Bike Club (www.waipamtb.org.nz)
More Stats for Wharfedale Track mountain bike trail
Altitude change228 ft
Altitude min1,542 ft
Altitude max2,492 ft
Altitude start1,543 ft
Altitude end1,771 ft
Distance climb4.1 miles
Distance down4.3 miles
Distance flat1.1 miles
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