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      Denniston plateau is a moody destination 600m above the Tasman sea on the untamed natural wilderness that is the Northern West Coast of the South Island. The abandoned drill tracks which snake their way across the plateau, a relic from the coal mining days of the early 20th century, lend themselves perfectly for mountain biking. There are around 30km of grade 3-5 , well marked single and 4wd tracks to explore. The plateau is mostly comprised of coarse sand stone which grips very well in both wet and dry making the area a great all weather, all season destination. The tracks are rocky and steep in many places, utilising the interesting natural features of the area. There are unique challenging short climbs and pinches which are a great feature to the tracks also. There is a map board at the quarry car park on the top of the hill, or you can call into the I-site, Department of Conservation or Habitat Sports in Westport for a copy of the map and some local information and recommendations for tracks to link up.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Charming Creek Car Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Drive north from Westport and turn off to Denniston at Waimangaroa. Continue on the sealed road to the top of hill, then veer right, past the museum and the Quarry carpark with Map is on the left hand side just as the road turns gravel.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      46 miles
      Total Descent
      10,415 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,162 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,399 ft
      Reports
      17
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      242

      Popular Denniston Plateau Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Photos of Denniston Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Drill Track
      16 |
      Feb 25, 2022 @ 2:29am
      Feb 25, 2022
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      Feb 23, 2022 @ 5:31pm
      Feb 23, 2022
      trail: Lunar
      23 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:04am
      Jul 26, 2020
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:03am
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:03am
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:03am
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:03am
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:03am
      Jul 26, 2020

      Videos of Denniston Plateau Mountain Bike

      Broken Axe Run
      trail: Rocky
      4:01 | 432 | Nov 2, 2014
      Singletrack with Cam Cole
      trail: Rocky
      1:43 | 7800 | Nov 29, 2010
      A day in the hills with Cam Cole
      trail: Rocky
      2:23 | 8889 | Jun 9, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Miners Track
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 9:11pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      IdealFinding you way down from the carpark,...riklobster
      Sullivans circuit
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 9:10pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      IdealThis trail is double-track, but you need...riklobster
      Ropers
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 9:03pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      UnknownTried to find the entry at the bottom -...riklobster
      Drill Track
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 9:39am
      Jan 2, 2022
      IdealIt’s hard for this to be anything but...riklobster
      Aerial
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 9:39am
      Jan 2, 2022
      IdealThis is a little tricky to find the...riklobster
      Mt Rochfort
      Dec 31, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Dec 31, 2021
      Dry This climb is 4WD access road the whole...riklobster
      Denniston Short Cut
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Feb 3, 2020
      Dry Riding very well. Steep and rocky in...gav-h
      Divine
      Feb 24, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Feb 24, 2019
      DryLianeBattcher
      Teapot
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:45pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      Dry Last feature is DANGEROUS!!!! Get it...donalduck

      Activity Feed

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      user #1690780MarkneilsoncommenttrailTeapot
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 12:35am
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #2571802AazariddentrailLoopy
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 11:32pm
      Apr 17, 2022
      user #2413945Ianthepomaddphoto in My City
      Feb 25, 2022 @ 2:29am
      Feb 25, 2022
      user #2413945Ianthepomaddphoto in My City
      Feb 23, 2022 @ 5:31pm
      Feb 23, 2022
      user #1769958riklobstervotetrailSullivans circuit and 3 more
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 11:52pm
      Jan 2, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1690780MarkneilsontrailTeapotDefinitely a black diamond grade track, not a blue
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 12:35am
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #1086854miktowntrailS.O.BSteep and rocky is accurate, with some loose...
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:58am
      Oct 28, 2020
      user #1086854miktowntrailSullivans circuitRocky undulating 4WD track with fun descents...
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:56am
      Oct 28, 2020
      user #1186481Beanz62trailTeapotAwesome fun trail with cool rocky rollers at...
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      user #1336944LianeBattcherreportDivineThis track definitely does exist. Sorry you...
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:43pm
      Feb 21, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Blacks Point 4 127.6 km
      Paparoa National Park 132.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1946 miles10,413 ft22 miles3,163 ft
      #6,994#1712617985
      E-Bike13,205 ft486 ft3,205 ft486 ft
      #4,122#99629
      Hike1946 miles10,413 ft22 miles3,163 ft
      #6,078#1561716
      Trail Running1946 miles10,413 ft22 miles3,163 ft
      #6,090#15617
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