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      Popular Trail Networks

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      Victoria Park 7 17 8 10
      Haven Mountain Bike Park 18 27 3
      Christchurch Adventure Park 7 13 12 12
      Hanmer Forest Park 12 10 2 1
      Mt Hutt Bike Park 5 14 4 3
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      Region Details
      • 133
      • 76
      • 201
      • 202
      • 56
      • 65
      • 37
      • 3

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,036
      Trails Mountain Bike
      813
      Trails E-Bike
      441
      Trails Horse
      12
      Trails Hike
      666
      Trails Trail Running
      666
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      10
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Downhill Ski
      95
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      24
      Trails Nordic Ski
      13
      Total Distance
      1,305 mile
      Total Descent
      258,009 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,787 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,789 ft
      Reports
      8,366
      Photos
      5,498
      Ridden Counter
      167,179

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      Popular Canterbury Mountain Biking Trails

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      Old Dyers Road (Lower Choir Boy)
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Loess Rider
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Summit Connection
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Bowenvale Traverse - East
      Port Hills West
      Sesame Street
      Victoria Park
      Chairlift Access Road
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Brake Free
      Victoria Park
      Rapaki Track
      Port Hills West
      The Worm
      Victoria Park
      Dyers Side Trails Access
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Gum Trees
      Victoria Park
      Bowenvale Traverse - West
      Port Hills West
      Shredzilla
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Askins
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      BT Connector
      Victoria Park

      Canterbury Mountain Bike Routes

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      Crocodile - Flying Nun - Mount Vernon
      Port Hills West
      24 miles
      Port Hills Traverse
      Crocodile XC MTB Park
      22 miles
      CAP Lap Through Vic Park
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      4 miles
      Haven Loop v3.0
      Haven Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      Akaroa Misty Peak Trail
      Akaroa
      11 miles
      GC Novice Race 2022
      Victoria Park
      1,811 ft
      Sumner - Godley Head Loop
      Port Hills East
      15 miles
      Kaikoura Trail
      Kaikoura
      29 miles
      Kennedys bush to Sumner and back
      Port Hills East
      58 miles
      Port Hills Traverse Loop
      Crocodile XC MTB Park
      36 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 96 rides
      Yesterday
      • 106 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,054 rides

      Photos of Canterbury Mountain Bike

      trail: SMC
      84 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      trail: SMC
      69 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      61 |
      Mar 3, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 3, 2021
      trail: Askins
      63 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 3:11pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      trail: Askins
      43 |
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:48pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      trail: Fenceline
      215 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      214 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
      May 6, 2017
      298 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008

      Videos of Canterbury Mountain Bike

      NZ National Round 2: CHCH - Stewpid TV
      248 | Jan 22, 2023
      Pick n Mix Squirrel Catcher
      trail: Pick n Mix
      | Jan 18, 2023
      brake free
      trail: Brake Free
      | Jul 26, 2022
      heathcote teaser

      | Jul 26, 2022
      Crash
      trail: Shredzilla
      81 | Jul 16, 2022
      Autumn Chch Trip  quick1
      trail: Pedal Fine
      29 | Apr 26, 2022
      wrist breaker
      | Mar 26, 2022
      Nationals crash
      53 | Feb 28, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Wharfedale Track
      Rangiora
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 9:45pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      VariablecuzzykevRode from View Hill to saddle and a bit...
      Mt Oxford Track
      Rangiora
      Jan 19, 2023 @ 9:59pm
      Jan 19, 2023
      Prevalent Mudpro-at-slowHiked the bikes up early Jan from Coopers...
      HeliWaka - Lower
      Akatrax MTB Club
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 8:43pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Drybrando251Overgrown - unrideable

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2485893islaayoungwishlisttrailC2
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 3:23am
      7 hours
      user #1967484GravelbenriddentrailThe Summit
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 7:26pm
      15 hours
      user #2845156PeterHall007riddentrailCuckoo Creek Track
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 6:09pm
      16 hours
      user #1117028longliveendurovotetrailCuckoo Creek Track
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 12:10am
      1 day
      user #2977433sfcnzladdreportShortcut and 16 more
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 12:23pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #3349328edmundctrailC-LineVery short but very fun, definitely a...
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 12:11pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      user #3349328edmundctrailSwoopGreat easy fun trail, definitely for a more...
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 12:08pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      user #1036081lewiesimpotrailAddictionRode this trail early morning today after some...
      Jan 12, 2023 @ 1:13pm
      Jan 12, 2023
      user #2456701jganslertrailLugeHot damn. NZ needs more forest tracks like...
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 12:17am
      Jan 10, 2023
      user #1262134GwynetrailRichmond TrailStunning ride. The climb is a grovel in the...
      Jan 2, 2023 @ 7:52pm
      Jan 2, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8131,064 mile182,615 ft456 miles5,246 ft
      5,4508,34873162,241
      E-Bike441410 miles89,432 ft173 miles5,948 ft
      47,056195,644
      Horse1225 miles1,102 ft8 miles3,432 ft
      2,1222
      Hike6661,067 mile149,692 ft433 miles5,938 ft
      437,19944,260
      Trail Running6661,071 mile150,656 ft436 miles5,938 ft
      17,21347,409
      Dirtbike/Moto524 miles673 ft5 miles3,012 ft
      2,11822
      Observed Trials13 miles1,102 ft2 miles784 ft
      101
      Snowmobile103 miles2,986 ft2 miles1,214 ft
      Snowshoe144 miles3,773 ft4 miles3,048 ft
      45
      Downhill Ski9532 miles34,570 ft27 miles2,753 ft
      4714
      Backcountry Ski2410 miles9,882 ft7 miles3,143 ft
      41130
      Nordic Ski133 miles3,865 ft3 miles1,214 ft
      462
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