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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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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
      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
      Caution as of May 1, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      47 miles
      Total Descent
      10,571 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,162 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,399 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      135

      Popular Denniston Plateau Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Photos of Denniston Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Aerial
      13 |
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 2:56pm
      Jan 11, 2020
      trail: Teapot
      10 |
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:42pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      trail: Teapot
      14 |
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:41pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      25 |
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:35pm
      Dec 26, 2017

      Videos of Denniston Plateau Mountain Bike

      Broken Axe Run
      trail: Rocky
      4:01 | 408 | Nov 2, 2014
      Singletrack with Cam Cole
      trail: Rocky
      1:43 | 7789 | Nov 29, 2010
      A day in the hills with Cam Cole
      trail: Rocky
      2:23 | 8881 | Jun 9, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Denniston Short Cut
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Feb 3, 2020
      Drygav-h Riding very well. Steep and rocky in...
      Dammit
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 10:48am
      Oct 14, 2019
      DryLianeBattcherThere is a section near the end called...
      Aerial
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:10pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      VariablekinglingpingMostly dry. Just one muddy 4x4 section. 2...
      Divine
      Feb 24, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Feb 24, 2019
      DryLianeBattcher
      Teapot
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:45pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      Drydonalduck Last feature is DANGEROUS!!!! Get it...
      Miners Track
      Apr 5, 2017 @ 6:28pm
      Apr 5, 2017
      DryMelisssOnBike Proper map of the Denniston area at the...
      Sullivans circuit
      Apr 5, 2017 @ 6:06pm
      Apr 5, 2017
      Prevalent MudMelisssOnBike Mainly a 4x4 road and it seems that all...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2098374QtedwishlisttrailDenniston Short Cut
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 2:40am
      Apr 18, 2020
      user #1696193willgeddeswishlisttrailDenniston Short Cut
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      user #998508emmrriddentrailDenniston Short Cut
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 10:59pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      user #1878418gav-haddreportDenniston Short Cut
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Feb 3, 2020
      user #1204278bikemoto885wishlisttrailDenniston Short Cut
      Jan 30, 2020 @ 9:49pm
      Jan 30, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1336944LianeBattcherreportDivineThis track definitely does exist. Sorry you...
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:43pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      user #923271donalducktrailTeapotShould be labelled grade 5. The last feature...
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:40pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      user #1243284MickZreportSullivans circuitYes get a paper map. Trailforks didn’t cut it..
      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:52pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      user #1243284MickZreportMiners TrackCould not find Drill track using Trailforks!!!
      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:51pm
      Dec 27, 2017

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