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      Fringed Hill Road begins at Tantragee Saddle and can be accessed from Brook Valley or Maitai Valley.


      In the Brook Valley there is a car park at the start of Tantragee Road, just across the bridge across The Brook. There is also street parking a kilometre further down the valley, at the start of Codgers Track. Both of these start points are only a 10-15 min ride from the city centre. If you intend to ride Te Ara Koa, Brook Valley is the best start point.

      In the Maitai Valley, there are two car parks on each respective side of Maitai Motor Camp. Maitai River Walkway provides a good connection directly to the city centre, which is a 15-20 min ride. If you are using Fringed Hill to access Black Diamond Ridge and Sunrise Ridge, Maitai Valley is the best start point.

      Logging, and high fire risk in summer will close access.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Parking Before Gate google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 12, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      14,090 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,437 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,699 ft
      Reports
      996
      Photos
      242
      Ridden Counter
      2,983

      Photos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Peaking Ridge
      5 |
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:40am
      May 25, 2024
      trail: Peaking Ridge
      109 |
      Mar 6, 2024 @ 6:10pm
      Mar 6, 2024
      11 |
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 12:24am
      Oct 21, 2023
      10 |
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 12:24am
      Oct 21, 2023
      trail: Whaimana
      21 |
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 10:00pm
      Oct 9, 2023
      trail: Peaking Ridge
      31 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:53pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: E Tū
      15 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:52pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: Mutleys
      20 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:14pm
      Mar 7, 2023

      Videos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      Pesky root on Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      0:36 | 252 | Dec 2, 2019
      FDH crusing with Kimmi and Tubbins
      trail: FDH
      6:48 | 1109 | Jul 24, 2014
      fdh stepdown
      trail: FDH
      0:06 | 1001 | Nov 23, 2013
      Whaimana you beauty! Join me on an epic blind...
      trail: Whaimana
      11:35 | 48 | Feb 14, 2024 , Nelson
      The legendary TAK - Te Ara Koa in Nelson
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      17:36 | 34 | Jan 27, 2024 , Nelson
      Summer ride on Peaking Ridge in Nelson, New...
      9:38 | 79 | Jan 10, 2024 , Nelson
      youtuber Testing the new Monteer 12000 on some double...
      trail: 629
      10:32 | 123 | Oct 10, 2023 , Nelson
      Smooth winter day on Butters - Fringed Hill,...
      trail: Butters
      10:48 | 127 | Jul 23, 2023 , Nelson

      Recent Trail Reports

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      ben-karalusaddphotoactivity #53104040
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:53am
      May 25, 2024
      stprostorriddentrailactivity #52724997 and 1 more
      May 17, 2024 @ 9:01am
      May 17, 2024
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      May 14, 2024 @ 7:13pm
      May 14, 2024
      dazandsonyariddentrailactivity #52567091
      May 13, 2024 @ 5:53pm
      May 13, 2024
      NMTBCaddreportactivity #52498220 and 21 more
      May 12, 2024 @ 2:55pm
      May 12, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      easy-trailreportButtersPlanning to fix soon, ideally after a bit of rain
      Feb 15, 2024 @ 11:42pm
      Feb 15, 2024
      angiebeetrailWhaimanaSuper dry at the moment and sketchy in some parts.
      Feb 14, 2024 @ 2:17pm
      Feb 14, 2024
      JamiesB6kqhtrailThe ClassicSteep but grippy enough to pedal up. Great way...
      Jan 13, 2024 @ 3:32pm
      Jan 13, 2024
      N4T3D0GtrailBlack DiamondLots of pushing on this track and difficult to...
      Jan 13, 2024 @ 3:11pm
      Jan 13, 2024
      N4T3D0GtrailPeaking RidgeThis is one of those “G5.5” trails as...
      Jan 13, 2024 @ 3:09pm
      Jan 13, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Coppermine 20.4 km
      Koata Park - (formerly Maitai Codgers) 3 6 31.9 km
      Codgers 1 52 km
      Waitarake - (formerly Sharlands) 2 7 42.9 km
      Marsden Valley 2 43.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2028 miles14,088 ft14 miles2,438 ft
      #1,598#5824299633,016
      E-Bike46 miles2,484 ft3 miles2,362 ft
      #1,017#49628538
      Hike1317 miles2,047 ft4 miles2,438 ft
      #3,608#9179915
      Trail Running1317 miles2,047 ft4 miles2,438 ft
      #3,625#9179954
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